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Chelsea still want to sign Alvaro Morata

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Chelsea are reportedly still hoping to sign striker Alvaro Morata, despite the player re-signing for his parent club Real Madrid, according to The Mirror.

Madrid activated a clause in Morata's contract to bring back the player they sold to Juventus in 2014 for just £23 million last week.

It is unlikely that Madrid brought the 23-year-old back because they see him as their new first choice striker, but would prefer to sell him on for a big profit.

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Had Florentino Perez decided not to invest in Madrid's former forward , Juventus were expected to demand £45 million for him, but now, the profit will go to the Los Blancos, rendering the Italian Champions understandably frustrated.

Morata has made his intentions clear, insinuating that he would not be happy warming the bench at the Bernabeu. He spoke out over the weekend to suggest he could well be on the move again before the summer transfer window closes:

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"I do not have to prove anything to anyone. I am a player of Real Madrid and they will decide if they want me. Otherwise, we will find another solution."

With the talent that Real Madrid have up-front, Morata may struggle to get the game time he desires, and a move away from Spain looks more than likely.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are both rumoured to be admirers of Morata, who scored twice for Spain before his country were knocked out of Euro 2016 earlier this week. And his agent, Juanma Lopez, has already confirmed that his client has offers from England.

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If it comes down to a choice between the two clubs, Chelsea may struggle to convince the striker to pick a move to Stamford Bridge over London rivals Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger's side will feature in the Champions League next season, whereas the Blues didn't even qualify for the Europa League and for a player of Morata's quality, he may be snub Chelsea for another crack at Europe's premier competition.

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