Chelsea open £40m transfer talks with CL giants after Roman scout mission

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Updated: June 23, 2016

According to reports from The Telegraph, Chelsea have opened transfer talks with Real Madrid to sign striker Alvaro Morata.

Real Madrid have just exercised a £25million buyback option on the Spain international, who has scored three goals in three appearances so far at the European Championship.

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However, Los Blancos are planning to sell on the former Juventus striker this summer for £40million rather than keep him on the books at the Bernabeu.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea have already opened talks with the La Liga giants to wrap up a west London transfer for the 23-year-old.

Incoming manager Antonio Conte is a known admirer of Morata’s, having played a role in his 2014 move to Juventus before stepping down as Old Lady boss during the same summer.

But Chelsea’s negotiations with Real Madrid follow a scouting mission from owner Roman Abramovich, who watched the Spain assassin score against Croatia on Tuesday.