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According to sources coming from Spain Alvaro Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, is currently at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu to discuss about the striker’s future with the Real Madrid directors.

Morata is currently a Juventus player, he moved to the Italian side a couple of years ago for € 20m but the current Champions of Europe fixed a buy-back clause to € 22m ( £ 18m) after two years and they need to use it before the end of June to exert their priority on the forward, that meanwhile improved a lot in Italy.

Juventus would like to keep him, but Real Madrid aim to sign him back to then sell him to some Premier League club, where the Spanish international got a lot of market: Chelsea are one of the clubs in pole position to sign him, along with Arsenal and Manchester United. 

Blues boss Antonio Conte put Morata’s name on the top of his shortlist for this transfer window and the situation can be defined in the next weeks.

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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata would prefer a move to Manchester United over Chelsea if Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t join the Red Devils, according to reports on Onda Cero.

The Spaniard reportedly favours a move to Manchester United ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Morata has been heavily linked with a comeback to his former team Real Madrid who might activate the buyout clause in his contract, then the 23-year-old could be sold again for around £40m this summer.

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Chelsea are not keen to offer a permanent deal to Pato.

The Brazilian striker arrived on loan from São Paulo last January but failed to make an impact at the Blues, arriving totally unfit and making his debut more than two months after because of this.

A fact that didn’t impress Chelsea, for sure, so now Pato is non his way back to Brazil.

New boss Antonio Conte has instructed the club to focus their attention on recruiting new strikers.

Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku are on the top of his wishlist, but the deals are not easy to be closed since Real Madrid and Everton demand huge amounts of money for them.

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Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to sign Spanish forward Alvaro Morata as he might be a key player at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid can buy the Spaniard back from Juventus for £23m and sell immediately to get a huge profit, but also the Serie A champions are reportedly eager to persuade him to stay.

Chelsea are thought to be interested in offering £40m to the European Champions in order to sign the 23-year-old (Real Madrid would get a £17m profit).

We already reported that Morata was at the top of Arsenal‘s list of players to buy this summer, but given that the Gunners are focusing totally on the potential signing of Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, it leaves the door open for Chelsea to pursue Morata.

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Spanish international forward Alvaro Morata was at the top of Arsenal‘s list of players to buy this summer. However, with the Gunners focusing totally on the potential signing of Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, it leaves the door open for Chelsea to pursue Morata.

Morata will return to Real Madrid from Juventus this summer but rumours are that Zinedine Zidane won’t have a first-team place available to the 23-year-old, therefore will be looking to sell him in an attempt to make a profit.

Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of the striker and will make every effort to sign him.

 

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Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, when asked about a possible comeback to Stamford in the near future, told FourFourTwo: “Did they ask me to return to the club last year? No, no. But I would have no problem going back to Chelsea. My experience with the club and in English football, was fantastic.”

Then the incoming Bayern Munich manager spoke well of his compatriot Antonio Conte: “He is a hard worker: really serious, really professional and always focused on his job. Chelsea are getting a top manager who will look at all the little details.”

“Coming to England from Italy, he will find a different world: less pressure, no violence, a great atmosphere, full stadiums — just totally different from Italy at this moment. He can definitely be a success at Chelsea.”

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A 14th minute goal from Sergio Ramos sees Real Madrid leading at half time in the UEFA Champion’s League final at the San Siro. Real have looked by far the better side over their local rivals Atletico Madrid.

Both sides played defensively however, Real have made attacks on the break and have played efficiently. A 5th minute foul on Gareth Bale by Gabi lead to a free kick just outside the box. Bale took the kick however the ball was saved brilliantly by Oblak.

The first 15 minutes were scrappy from both sides and a bad challenge on Griezmann by Carvajal in 10th minutre lead to a yellow card.

Real Madrid began to go more on the attack after the first ten minutes. A free kick from Kroos hits the foot of Gareth Bale, who passes to Ramos who scores though the legs of Oblak. It may have been marginally off-side but the officials wouldn’t have been able to tell in real-time.

Atletico’s first attempt at goal came in the 25th minute but Juanfran must have thought he was playing rugby and skied the ball.

Atletico have been poor in possession offensively. Real constantly look dangerous making quick breaks to challenge the defence of Atletico. The defensively orientated Atletico struggling to make tackles in the half.

Griezmann seemed to be the only offensively minded player for Atletico. His 32nd minute attempt was saved by Navas. In the 34th minute he had another attempt but is caught offside, and in the 42nd minute he had yet another attempt but hit it low.

A cautious half from both sides with everything left to play for. If Atletico can pull back a goal Griezmann’s offensive mind could see them through.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge in spite of the interest from Real Madrid, according to SkySports.

Courtois told Sky Sports News HQ he has already had discussions with incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “Yes, I’ve spoken to him, we had a good chat.”

 “Of course there are rumours from the press always popping up. But I’m calm with it.”

“My season has not been the very best like last year, when when we won the Premier League. But still, I’m very confident in myself that I will have a good Euros and another good season at Chelsea.”

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa didn’t send him a message yet before this final against Real Madrid, but he sent it before, showing his affection for the club he played with for years in La Liga, included a Champions League final in Lisbon 2016:

“He hasn’t send me a message yet for this game, but yes he did after the Spanish side went through the quarter finals with Barcelona and with Bayern Munich in the semifinal. I am sure that him and other guys that are not in this club anymore or that got good feelings for us will watch the game with our shirt on tomorrow.”

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