Chelsea reach deal to make star striker their first summer signing – report

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Alvaro Morata ahead of a possible summer transfer, say reports in Spain

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Will Cesc Fabregas be lining up with Alvaro Morata next season? Photo: Cesc Fabregas / Instagram

Chelsea have agreed a deal to bring Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol are claiming that an agreement has now been struck with the player for Chelsea to bring the Spanish forward to the Premier League in the summer.

The story says that the agreement with the former Juventus striker is now in place but that the Blues are yet to approach Real Madrid with an official offer for the forward ahead of the summer transfer window.

However, it also claims that Morata’s apparent unhappiness at the club is likely to make a deal to sign the striker fairly straightforward.

Morata knows Chelsea boss Antonio Conte well from the pair’s time together at Juventus.

The Spanish forward has found his first team opportunities to be somewhat limited at Real Madrid this season under Zinedine Zidane, with the 24-year-old having only started 11 games in La Liga.

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However, he has been in good form in front of goal and has scored 17 goals in all competitions for his club.

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