Chelsea are said to still want Alvaro Morata despite his Real Madrid return and a fee in excess of €50m has been mooted.
Madrid confirmed earlier in the week they were exercising their buyback option on Morata and re-signed the Spain international from Juventus, but the chase for the forward hasn’t ended with his Santiago Bernabeu comeback.
AS cites the Daily Telegraph as claiming Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has himself watched Morata play at Euro 2016, the Madrid youth team product thus far scoring three goals in as many games.
Abramovich was at the Croatia game, Spain losing despite a Morata goal, having flown in to Bordeaux especially for the fixture, the suggestion being he was there to see Morata play.
AS further cites Le 10 Sport in claiming the Blues will pay more than €50m for Morata but Madrid are still undecided as to whether or not they want to keep the player or sell him on at a profit.
Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, has elsewhere confirmed there are still offers from the Premier League for his client, and if Morata was to stay at Madrid he would want to be the first-choice striker over Karim Benzema.
“If he stays or not, you’ll have to ask Madrid, but he will be their player on July 1,” Lopez added.