Chelsea press ahead for Morata?

Chelsea have reportedly emerged as fresh frontrunners in the race to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata.

According to AS, Chelsea have suddenly moved ahead of Arsenal of Paris Saint-Germain in the queue for Morata at the request of new boss Antonio Conte, who was still at Juventus when the striker arrived in Turin two years ago.

The Spain international remains the subject of a tug-of-war between Juve and Real Madrid as Los Blancos can repurchase the player for €30m, although they are widely expected to sell him on if a bigger offer comes their way.

The Blues, meanwhile, will not play in European competition next season after they recently embarked on the worst title defence in Premier League history but are expected to undergo a significant rebuild under Conte, bankrolled by billonaire owner Roman Abramovich.

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