Chelsea To Swoop For Real Madrid Star If Hazard Goes

According to the (Sky Sports), With Chelsea potentially losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window, the Blues will be looking for new attacking options as Antonio Conte seeks to maintain the incredible form his squad has reached this campaign. Such an option may come in the form a familiar face for Conte. ​

Alvaro Morata was revealed to have been the subject of a failed £60 million bid last summer. Morata had worked with Conte before during his time at Juventus before he was sold to Real Madrid, and Conte was eager to work with him again at Chelsea. While their time was brief together at Juve (since Conte left to manage the Italian national team) the manager left a lasting impression and sense of gratitude in Morata.

Conte signed Morata originally based on his pure belief in the player, something which Morata is eternally grateful for. While Tottenham has shown interest in Morata as well, it is with Conte that the striker will naturally gravitate towards. Also the success of Chelsea this season doesn’t hurt.

The two spoke directly last summer, and that can only foreshadow what could very well happen this summer. Morata said he would, “almost certainly go to London” had Madrid chosen to sell him in the last window. Perhaps part of the Eden Hazard deal could involve a switch with Morata to Chelsea. Morata is also only 24, which while not extremely young in the world of football is still a ripe age to pick up a player. As it goes with football, only time will tell.