Starting for his country and impressing despite not finding the back of the net, Alvaro Morata is quickly showing the world what he is capable of, if he hadn’t already.
Contracted to Juventus, but wanted by Real Madrid to then sell him on for a profit thanks to a buy-back clause in his contract, the Alvaro Morata saga isn’t any closer to being completed.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport have a bit of an update about where he could possibly be going, and it involves Chelsea and Antonio Conte.
According to the pink sports newspaper, the Italian manager’s staff made contact with the Spanish striker via texts to find out whether or not he would be interested about transferring to Stamford Bridge.
The player is said to have answered positively, saying the offer was tempting, but a lot will rest on whether Real Madrid get their wish in the first place.
The clause stipulates they can buy the player back for €30m (£23.8m), but Juventus, who don’t want to see their striker leave, are willing to offer €25m (£19.8m) to cancel said clause.
Real Madrid deem this too little, considering they can probably make €35m (£27.8m) in profit from selling Morata.
As far as Gazzetta are concerned, it’s advantage Chelsea in the Premier League, but it could all be in vain if Juventus cough up what Real Madrid want.