Juventus closer to Morata deal

Alvaro Morata

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"Chelsea have emerged as the 11/8 favourites to snap up the Juventus striker as a possible replacement for misfiring Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge next season". The Stamford Bridge giants are set to embark on a deal with his former Serie A club Juventus this summer and sell the Spanish attacker for around €60m, having paid €70m for the striker to secure his service from Real Madrid last summer, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Recall that Morata's representatives had last week Monday come to an agreement with Juventus, with the 25-year-old willing to take a pay cut to push through a deal.

Michy Batshuayi, who played the second half of the season on loan at Dortmund, is said to be their top target, but Chelsea's Morata is also believed to be on their wish list.

As per bookies BetStars, the Blues are looking at Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain as a possible replacement to Alvaro Morata.

Antonio Conte will be forced to choose between Morata and Giroud to start against Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Morata has scored 15 goals in 47 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions this season.

After winning the Premier League in style just 12 months ago, Chelsea have fallen down the barrel this campaign and the Blues have even failed to qualify for the Champions League next season.

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