Huge! Chelsea To Drop Interest In Morata As Real Madrid Unwilling To Reduce Asking Price

Aakarsh / 15 July 2017

Antonio Conte created history in what was his first year in England as he managed to lift the league title to become the first manager to do so on his debut in the Premier League.

The Italian mastermind is looking to make sure that he improves on the options in his squad for the next season as Chelsea are expected to fight on all four fronts in the upcoming campaign.

They have qualified for Europe and need a world class squad to compete with the best but the Blues are now in desperate search of a striker as Conte has allowed Diego Costa to leave after the end of the previous season.

The Spanish international was the top goal scorer for the club in two of the three previous season, winning two titles for the club, but he was allowed to leave the club and Chelsea were reportedly looking at Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as a possible replacement.

But Jose Mourinho, who also needed a striker at Old Trafford, made the first move and signed him up, which has frustrated Antonio Conte at the Bridge.

And a bigger source of frustration has been the asking price for Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata.


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Chelsea not willing to meet valuation

The former Juventus star joined Real Madrid again, just last summer and spent most of the previous season on the bench, failing to establish a place in the first team under Zinedine Zidane.

However, he showed enough promise for Conte to be determined to land him this summer, especially after missing out on Lukaku but according to reports from English news outfit Express, they are now looking to drop their interest in the player, thanks to Real Madrid’s asking price.

At just 24, Morata is a prospective super star but Real Madrid are holding out on a fee of £80m which Chelsea are not ready to meet.


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It is understood that the Chelsea board are not ready to pay that fee for the Spanish international this summer.

Other Suitors Also Scared

But Chelsea is not the only club which is unhappy with Morata’s valuation.

The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, PSG and AC Milan were all put off by Real Madrid’s valuation and the Spanish side might have to reduce the asking price if they are to offload him this summer.

So do you think Florentino Perez will sell Morata for a lower price before the start of the next season?