Chelsea Ready To Hijack Man Utd’s Proposed Deal For £70m Hitman

By on June 27, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea are linked with Alvaro Morata…

Chelsea are ready to try and hijack Manchester United’s attempts to sign £70m-rated Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer, according to a report in the Express.

Morata is expected to leave the Bernabeu after struggling to hold down a regular spot since re-joining Madrid last summer following a successful two-year stint in Italy with Juventus.

The 24-year-old was handed just 16 starts by Zinedine Zidane last season so speculation has intensified that he’s actively looking to leave in search of regular football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Man Utd have been strongly linked with a move for Morata this summer after Jose Mourinho identified the Spanish hitman as the ideal replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Express claim that United have been locked in negotiations with Madrid trying to thrash out a deal with the Spanish giants demanding £70m after rejecting United’s opening £60m offer.

The newspaper is now quoting Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli as telling Sport Review that the proposed deal is stalling as the two clubs are struggling to agree terms over agents fees.

And the impasse has left the door open for Chelsea as Giulianelli says the Blues are now ready to hijack United’s move and Morata is understood to be open to the idea of working under Antonio Conte.

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Conte played a key role in luring Morata to Juve before leaving to take the Italy job and the Blues boss needs to bring in a replacement for Diego Costa after informing the Brazilian-born striker that he’s no longer in his plans for next season.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Chelsea do try and hijack United’s deal but I think Morata would be an excellent signing for either club if they could get a deal agreed with Madrid for his signature.

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Despite his lack of starts last season, the talented striker still managed to score an impressive 20 goals and he has the potential to become one of the best strikers in Europe if he’s given a more prominent role at Chelsea or United.

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11 Comments

  1. Anjan Kumar Dutta

    June 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    MU should finalize the deal of Morata immediately as Chelsea and MC has the precedence of finalizing the deal of MU targets. Woodward must act soon as it is being inordinately delayed. We,the MU fans want to see Morata with us.

  2. Fungai

    June 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Alvaro morata is a good deal for chelsea he is great

  3. Raph Manager

    June 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Chelsea should finalize the deal of Morata immediately without delayed. We,the Chelsea fans want to see Morata in our team, we are now calling the Chelsea board to do something

  4. salisu musa

    June 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    i well love to see morata at chelsea next season pleas

  5. Charles valada

    June 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Morata will be the best singing for Chelsea as he can give options upfront

  6. saliou

    June 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    saliou lassissi,
    I want TO sée Alvaro Morata at Chelsea. Even espencive. Is the best striker for the champion of EPL.

  7. Yusha'u O'c

    June 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    No wonder! if chelsea should try by all means and wrap the deal for Alvaro Morata,the club potential will increase next summer.up chelsea!

    • Ani martins

      June 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Morata should be a good signing for antonio conte’s side next season

  8. sanni muritala

    June 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    The board should finalize on him bcs no more time morata is a good player pls sign him up blues

  9. Philip

    June 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    morata for the blues

  10. Obert Robins Daniel Mawadze

    June 29, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Alvaro Morata is a lethal striker to replace or partner Diego Costa .Chelsea Must act to bring him to Stamford Bridge immediately if they want us happy in both e Champions League and Barclays Premiership

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