Despite an imminent £33 million transfer deal for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea are still in the pursuit of Real Madrid's Álvaro Morata. This is what the Telegraph reports today amidst updates on the chase for another transfer target in Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kanté.
The departure of on-loan strikers Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao was confirmed by Chelsea yesterday, but they might not be the only strikers set to leave Chelsea in the near future. Oft-injured Loïc Rémy is also expected to exit the club this summer, while Diego Costa remains firmly in the sights of Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid.
Real Madrid are believed to want £50 million for Morata, and Chelsea have supposedly already held talks to acquire the player. It was also reported that owner Roman Abramovich personally watched the Spaniard at the Euros, though he could've just been there to enjoy some non-Chelsea footy.
Given the figures set to be invested on Batshuayi and possibly Morata, it's hard not to envision a possible shift away from a lone striker system as well as possible transfer arranged for Diego Costa. Even in times of English clubs overpaying to acquire the best European prospects available, such investment wouldn't happen without further repercussions.