Chelsea have not given up hope of signing Alvaro Morata despite suggestions he will sign for Manchester United as early as this week, according to reports in Spain.
The 24-year-old striker’s agent has spoken favourably of a move to Old Trafford this summer, describing the club as ‘great’, while United are believed to have already pencilled in a medical.
But now Catalan newspaper Sport claim that Antonio Conte has made one final push to sign Morata ahead of rival boss Jose Mourinho.
While United have agreed terms with the forward, they have yet to make a bid that satisfies Real Madrid, delaying the deal until a fee can be negotiated.
That has presented an opportunity for Chelsea, with Conte instructing Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to put together a €75 million package that he is convinced would be accepted immediately.