Alvaro Morata begs Real Madrid star to join him at Chelsea – report

ALVARO MORATA has begged Real Madrid star Marco Asensio to join him at Stamford Bridge.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is desperate for new signings this window as he looks to make a late charge on runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The Italian has reportedly asked Roman Abramovich to add to his squad and Roma pair Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri are expected to join this week.

Despite Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing of Brighton, the reigning champions have struggled for goals recently thanks to the miserable form of misfiring summer signing Alvaro Morata.

The Spaniard is low on confidence following an impressive start to his Chelsea career and has managed just three goals in his last 11 games.

But a reunion with his former team-mate may inspire him to rediscover the goalscoring touch that convinced Conte to splash out £58m last July.

According to Diario Gol, Morata has been in touch with Asensio to let him know that Chelsea are on the hunt for new players.

The 22-year-old has struggled for game time under Zinedine Zidane this season and has started just two La Liga matches since October.

Conte is keen for new faces in order to keep up with rival Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League, three points behind second-placed Manchester United.

They’re back in action on Sunday as they entertain Newcastle in the FA Cup fourth round.

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