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Chelsea convinced Morata can be ferried away from Man Utd move

Chelsea are convinced they can tempt Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata away from his expected Manchester United move.

The Mirror says Morata could turn down Manchester United to join Chelsea - as he wants to work with Antonio Conte again.

United had been favourites to sign Real Madrid wantaway Morata - with a £65m deal appearing close to completion last week - but the Blues have barged in.

But Chelsea's interest will be of concern to Mourinho - particularly given the player's affection for Conte - the manager who signed him for Juventus in 2016 before taking over the Italian national team.

Morata has stated in the past: “Conte is the manager who most 'bet' on me, without even ever having had me in his team. I'm very conscious of that: he bet on me for Juventus but left before I arrived; then he wanted me at Chelsea come what may. He knows me better than I could imagine, I'm sure, and that's important: it motivates you to work hard, train well.

“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. I'm sure sooner or later I will."

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