Chelsea Tipped To Hijack Man Utd's Proposed £60m Striker Deal

Jose Mourinho

Antonio Conte is also in the market for another striker after telling Diego Costa he's free to leave this summer and the Italian knows Morata from their time together at Juventus.

United have recently become the main protagonists in Cristiano Ronaldo's latest transfer saga, with the Portuguese winger thought to favour a return to Old Trafford over any other move.

United have already made a bid for the Spanish worldwide and have agreed to personal terms with the forward, however Real value him higher than the current bid for the Spaniard.

But while United boss Jose Mourinho has had his sights set on landing the 24-year-old in a £70million deal, the Blues could swoop in.

We'll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming days to see whether Chelsea do try and hijack United's deal but I think Morata would be an excellent signing for either club.

Chelsea have also been heavily linked with a move for Everton's Romelu Lukaku, while Conte reportedly told Costa that he is not in his planning for next season.

'I knew they'd bring me back but I didn't know if it was to keep me or sell me.

Lacazette was considering a move to Atletico Madrid but since they were handed a 6 month transfer ban, he now has to find another option.

'I remember talking to my dad then and him saying: "This guy's going to win the league there".

Antonio Conte, manager of the Premier League champions, signed Morata for Juventus in 2014 but left before he arrived.

"I feel indebted to him because he's the coach that most trusted in me, most wanted me, who made me feel I could perform at the highest level". And yet I've never had the fortune to actually work with him.

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