Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea to sign promising 23-year-old – report

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata wants the defending champions to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer, according to reports

David De gea with Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Alvaro Morata is keen for Chelsea to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Spain international wants the defending Premier League champions to sign his compatriot.

The same article states that the summer signing believes Arrizabalaga is good enough to replace Thibaut Courtois should the current Chelsea number one move to Real Madrid.

According to the same story, Morata’s former club are eyeing up Courtois to replace Costa Rica international Keylor Navas at the end of the current campaign.

Unsurprisingly, the Bilbao goalkeeper is attracting interest of his own from Real Madrid, while Arsenal have been touted as another potential destination next summer.

However, the report claims that the Chelsea board are ready to sign the Bilbao shot stopper to keep their marquee signing happy.

Morata moved to Chelsea in a £58m deal from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window ahead of Diego Costa’s return to Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish striker scored his first hat-trick in a 4-1 win against Stoke City at the end of September.

Morata netted a 58th-minute winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over title rivals Manchester United and scored in the 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday.

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