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Álvaro Morata already in talks with Chelsea — report

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Juventus striker Álvaro Morata has reportedly drawn interest from several big clubs, including ArsenalManchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, but it seems that Chelsea have taken the lead in the chase as La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia) reports that the Blues are already discussing contract terms with the Spanish player.

Even though Real Madrid are still keen on purchasing the 23-year-old back from Juventus via their buy-back clause of €30 million, Chelsea have already tabled a €60 million offer for the player and entered talks to arrange his personal terms. The major impasse at the moment are his wages, as Chelsea have offered €6 million per year to Morata, €1.5 million short of what he wants.

But even in this stalemate, Chelsea's offer is still head and shoulders above the terms Juventus could offer to Morata. His demands of €7.5 million-per-year would put him above midfielder Paul Pogba and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on their wage bill.

Considering the amounts that might be invested on Morata, it would appear that Chelsea are indeed set to make a major tactical shift towards a two-striker, two wingers set-up with Antonio Conte at helm. Hopefully there will still be money left in the bank for us to invest on quality midfield and defensive prospects further down the summer transfer window.