Chelsea agree deal to sign Morata from Real

Inter Milan's Joao Mario in action against Andrea Belotti of Torino

Inter Milan's Joao Mario in action against Andrea Belotti of Torino

Morata scored 20 goals for Real last season after rejoining Los Blancos from Juventus, although the majority of his appearances for Zinedine Zidane's side were as a substitute.

Morata's arrival will now end Conte's search for a new leading striker having lost out to Manchester United in the race to sign Romelu Lukaku.

Morata's departure from Madrid is likely to see Real look to make a world record move for Kylian Mbappe of Monaco.

"Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge", Chelsea said on their club website.

The deal comes a day after Blues manager Conte signed a new deal at the club.

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Morata is set to break off from Madrid's pre-season tour of the USA to thrash out personal terms with the Premier League champions.

At the beginning of the summer it was reported that the big Belgian was nearly certainly heading from Goodison Park to Stamford Bridge and a return to his former club was the move he wanted.

Morata will be leaving Madrid for a second time.

The Spaniard was apparently close to signing for Manchester United earlier in the window, but the clubs could not agree on a fee, as confirmed by Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea were in a dire in need of a striker after Antonio Conte's chose to sell last season's club top scorer Diego Costa. A couple of high profile errors saw him lose his place to Dani Carvajal in the Madrid squad and a move to the Premier League could just reinvigorate the Brazilian's career.

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