Morata: Chelsea made big offer to sign me



The striker returned to Real Madrid this summer from Juventus but has admitted Antonio Conte tried to bring him to Stamford Bridge and made “a very good offer”.

Alvaro Morata has revealed how Chelsea attempted to bring him to the Premier League this summer and wanted to make him the most expensive Spanish player ever.

The Spain international returned to Madrid from Juventus after Zinedine Zidane’s side activated the buy-back option in his Juve contract, after they had sold him to the Serie A giants two years prior.

There was some suggestion that the European champions were only re-signing Morata in order to sell him on at a profit, with Chelsea heavily linked with his signature.

And Morata confirmed that new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte – his former boss at Juve – was interested in a reunion at Stamford Bridge that he claims would have broken the transfer record for a Spanish player.

“Chelsea showed the most interest,” he told Sport Bild. “Antonio Conte had already signed me for Juventus.

“And it was a very good offer this time. I would have been the most expensive Spanish player ever.

“[But] Real said that they have me in their plans, and that was always a dream of mine.”

Morata has scored twice from six appearances since his return to Santiago Bernabeu.


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