‘Conte placed most faith in me’ – Morata

Alvaro Morata has explained how Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is the Coach ‘who has placed the most faith’ in him.

The 24-year-old will join the English champions in a deal which could reportedly reach up to €85m to bring an end to a period of uncertainty regarding his future.

"I've already spoken to Conte," Morata is quoted as saying by AS.

"I'm going to the team managed by the Coach who has placed the most faith in me, and that's great for me.

"I'm not disappointed [at how my return to Madrid went]. I've won four titles here, among those my second Champions League with Madrid but now I only think of putting on the Chelsea shirt.

"Thank you very much to all the Madridistas who have supported me. I will always wish the best to Madrid.

"It has been quite a strange summer for me. Many things have happened, in the end tomorrow I am joining a club who have wanted me for many years, with a boss with whom I have spoken constantly, so I am very happy. I have been giving everything in training to be ready for whatever happened.

"But I was clear that this [exit] was my objective. It is a pity to leave Madrid, but I hope it all goes well for me at Chelsea.

"My only thought is to get there as quickly as possible, pass the medical and put on my new jersey.

"I have spoken with Azpilicueta, also with Fernando Torres who told me he would help me out with whatever was needed."

The Spain international netted 15 goals in just 14 La Liga starts for Los Blancos last season.

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