Chelsea striker Morata only thinking of Atletico Madrid stay

Chelsea striker Morata only thinking of Atletico Madrid stay

The Blues who sold their most prized asset to the Los Blancos this summer will have also have to do without the services of Alvaro Morata after Atletico Madrid announced they have chose to extend his loan deal for another season with the option to make it permanent. The transfer fee set to be an amount of around £50 million, which is almost the fee they paid to Real Madrid two years back.

Morata was signed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte two years ago for around £70million on a five-year contract.

"We would like to thank Alvaro for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future".

Following Eden Hazard's move to Real Madrid, Chelsea have lost another player to the Spanish La Liga.


It was a tough spell for the striker, who scored just 24 times from 72 appearances at Stamford Bridge.

Morata has returned to pre-season training with Atletico and is optimistic a deal will be struck that allows him to stay in Spain, where he has made it clear he wants to remain.

The transfer will officially go through on 1 July next year.

Morata, 26, has been at Atletico since January, scoring six goals in 17 games for the Spanish side.

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