Alvaro Morata has passed a medical ahead of his move to Chelsea from Real Madrid.

On 19 July 2017, Premier League club Chelsea announced that they had agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Morata. The club stated the move was subject to a medical being passed and personal terms being agreed. Real Madrid subsequently released a statement thanking Morata for his ‘dedication, professionalism and exemplary conduct’ during his time at the club.

Morata is expected to join Antonio Conte’s squad in Singapore this weekend as they continue their preparations for the new Premier League season.

The 24-year-old exclusively told Sky Sports News on Thursday that he was joining the “best club” after Chelsea had agreed an initial £58m deal with Madrid for his services.

“This is the best club,” Morata told Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour upon arrival in London.

Morata, who only re-joined Madrid from Juventus last summer, scored 20 goals in 43 appearances last season as Zinedine Zidane’s side claimed a La Liga and Champions League double.

He will become Conte’s fourth major summer signing following the arrivals of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

 

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