Chelsea agree Alvaro Morata deal from Real Madrid

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the signing of Spain international Alvaro Morata, the Premier League champions have confirmed.

The west Londoners have been searching for a new highly-rated forward for some time, and now it has been confirmed that the Premier League giants have agreed a deal to sign the 24-year-old striker in the next 48 hours, subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

The Spaniard emerged as a potential target for the Blues earlier this month after they missed out on Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United last week.

A statement on Chelsea’s website read: “Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge. The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.”

Morata has scored 20 times in 39 appearances for Los Blancos last season and is expected to cost the Londoners around £75m.