As per the latest transfer news, Chelsea are confident that they can hijack Manchester United’s deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and believe manager Antonio Conte holds the key.
The 24-year-old Spaniard was believed to have agreed terms with the Red Devils last week, though Man United were still waiting to agree a fee with Real Madrid after unsuccessful talks.
That delay has allowed the Stamford Bridge to barge in at the last minute, and the reports from Daily Mirror claim that Morata’s desire to work under Antonio Conte could swing the deal in their favour.
Man United have recently become the main suitors in Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest transfer saga, with the iconic No.7 thought to favour a return to Old Trafford over any other move.
That has contributed to Man United’s delay in concluding a deal for Spain international, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s bombshell forcing them to re-think their summer plans.
Morata’s move to Chelsea would mean the striker finally gets to link up with Antonio Conte, a manager he is desperate to work with and who signed him at Juventus before leaving to take charge of Italy.