Alvaro Morata is one of the most sought after forwards in Europe – and despite failing to break into the Real Madrid side on a regular basis, he keeps putting the ball into the back of the net when he’s given the chance.
That’s why Chelsea are determined to land him this summer, and have made a reported initial bid of £34 million in order to do so.
The Blues will have to up that bid if they want the Spaniard – and may well face a fight to keep hold of Thibaut Courtois, should a swap deal be mooted between themselves and Real Madrid.
Antonio Conte is well aware the two pervious title winning managers lost their jobs before the next season even finished – and is keen to make sure that doesn’t happen to him.
In order to make sure Chelsea move forward and not backwards, he wants to bring in new blood, new players and make sure there’s competition for places – something that up top, there isn’t too much of at the minute for Chelsea.
Diego Costa’s future has been heavily debated, and whatever the outcome of that, Conte seems to want another forward to join in the summer – and rightly so.