Chelsea agree deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

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DUSHANBE, 20.07.2017 /NIAT Khovar/.Chelsea have reached an agreement to buy Spain international striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a reported Euros 80 million (Dh338.4m), the two clubs announced on Wednesday.

Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea said on their club website. The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Madrid confirmed the news as well in a brief statement on their website.

The club wishes to express its thanks for the dedication, professionalism and exemplary conduct displayed by the player over the years, spanning his time in our academy right through to his spell as a member of the first-team squad, the statement added. Chelsea had reportedly tabled a Pound 62 million (Dh296m) bid for the 24-year-old last week but Madrid, according to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, have agreed the sale for Euros 80m.

Morata is expected to leave Madrid's training camp in the United States as soon as possible.

British media reported last week that Chelsea had offered Morata a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge worth Pound 150,000 a week.

Real exercised a buy-back clause to bring Morata back from Juventus a year ago, having joined the Italian club in 2014 just days after Antonio Conte's exit in Turin.

He scored 20 goals in 43 appearances last season as Real retained their Uefa Champions League crown while edging Barcelona to the Spanish title.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan