Alvaro Morata is set to quit Real Madrid this summer to link up with former Juventus boss at Chelsea, according to reports in Spain.
AS state the Italian Coach went directly to Blues owner Roman Abramovich to prioritise the transfer this summer with a €65m bid likely to persuade Madrid to sell the striker who they re-signed from the Italian champions last summer.
The report continues the 24-year-old views his future as ‘being more blue than white’ despite being a boyhood fan of Madrid.
Morata has only started nine La Liga fixtures for Los Blancos this season but has netted eight times – a scoring rate of a goal every 111 minutes.
A recent report in the Guardian stated the striker could be on his way to Stamford Bridge as part of a transfer ring which would see Belgian pair Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard move to the Spanish capital.