The Spaniard has revealed that the Blues made him a “good offer” to join them
Alvaro Morata could have ended up joining Chelsea in the summer, according to the player himself.
The striker was in high demand during the summer transfer window and was linked with a move to England before re-joining his former club, Real Madrid.
There was a buy-back clause written into the forward’s Juventus contract and after a superb season in Italy, Madrid decided to activate it.
Initial reports after his move back to Spain claimed that the La Liga side were only interested in signing him so that they could then sell him on AGAIN for a much higher price.
However, after impressing during pre-season and after likely seeing how well he had done last season, Real decided to keep hold of him and throw him into their first-team instead.
But, it might not have gone that way if Antonio Conte had his say. The new Chelsea boss was linked with Morata over the summer and the player has today revealed to Sport Bild that the Blues did indeed try to sign him – and they made him a very good offer too.
Conte has of course previously worked with the striker at Juventus and with Chelsea on the lookout for a new striker to bolster their attacking options, he looked to see if Morata was available.
However, despite offering the player what he has himself called “a good offer” the forward was convinced to stay in Spain by the lure of first-team football for Real Madrid.