Chelsea cool Alvaro Morata interest and focus on signing other two strikers – report

Chelsea have cooled their interest in signing Alvaro Morata this summer and are instead focusing on Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, say reports

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Alexis Sanchez is reportedly a transfer target for Chelsea Photo: Puma

Chelsea have cooled their interest in signing Alvaro Morata this summer and have instead stepped up their attempts to land Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

The Daily Telegraph are claiming that Morata was high on Chelsea’s wish-list earlier in the season and failed in their bid to sign the striker last summer, but Antonio Conte is now pursuing other options.

Chelsea are expected to spend big in the summer transfer window as they prepare for a much-anticipated return to the Champions League next season and Conte gears up for his second campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The same report states that Morata is keen to leave Real Madrid this summer and that he had told friends he was expecting to join Chelsea ahead of next season.

However, it is now claimed that Chelsea have cooled their interest in the Spain international and are instead focusing their efforts on Everton striker Lukaku and Arsenal forward Sanchez.

The report suggests that Manchester United may now make a bid to bring Morata to the Premier League as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his squad.

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Chelsea take on Everton in their next Premier League game on Sunday afternoon as they look to take a step closer towards the title.

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