Chelsea will sign Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a fee reported to be around £75 million (about $98 million), subject to a medical. The Premier League champion announced on Wednesday that it had come to an agreement with La Liga champion Real Madrid over the purchase of Morata. Chelsea is currently on a pre-season tour in China ahead of the new Premier League season, where Morata is set to join up with his new teammates after undergoing the medical.
For completed deals, check our transfers page. Transfer news Chelsea are holding out for £44m for Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa, 28, after agreeing a deal to sign his fellow striker Alvaro Morata, 24, from Real Madrid. (Independent) Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has played down talk of an imminent move for Spain international Costa. (Mirror) Liverpool are ready to bid £70m for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, having had a £66m offer rejected for the 22-year-old Guinea international. (Mirror) West Ham are set to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 29, from Bayer Leverkusen. (Sky Sports) Manchester United are being linked with Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti,
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