CHELSEA are ready to offer £63.7m to land Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, according to reports.
Spanish outlet Don Balon say the Blues will do battle with AC Milan for the striker.
Both sides are ready to offer big money, but Chelsea might feel they are in pole position.
They are loaded from the January sale of Oscar and Diego Costa looks set to follow his Brazil team-mate to China for another huge sum.
It would leave them in a very strong position to go out and spend big after wrapping up the title.
Morata is said to have agreed personal terms with Chelsea after Antonio Conte offered him regular first-team football and the chance to compete for trophies.
Spanish outlet Diario Gol also reported last month that Morata’s girlfriend had already bought a house in London ahead of the expected summer switch.
Zinedine Zidane is expecting the forward to leave and is happy to do business if the price is right.
Some reports in Spain have put the potential transfer closer to £35m but Milan’s interest – and their Chinese backed transfer kitty – looks to have made that valuation skyrocket.