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Excellent dribbling and technique.. Is this the man to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Chelsea supporters in the Transfer Tavern are torn over the prospect of signing Alvaro Morata.

Without a doubt, the possibility of signing Alvaro Morata has split opinions among our resident Chelsea fans.

Italian journalist Di Marzio, reports that a deal is close, as the Blues’ pursuit of a striker appears to be nearing its completion.

Rather notoriously, the champions lost out on the signature of Romelu Lukaku to rivals Manchester United earlier in the window.

The Real Madrid talisman flaunts a respectable goal-scoring record 103 goals in 271 games that included 20 goals for the La Liga champions last term.

While the 24-year-old has never scored more than 18 league goals in a single season, which does concern some of our resident Blues fans, he’s highly regarded for his ability to link-up play.

Juve’s former forward displays excellent passing and dribbling ability, in addition to his remarkable technique, when retaining possession of the ball.

Also, he provides considerable threat when counter-attacking which would see him adapt seamlessly to Conte’s style of play.

Nevertheless, concerns do linger regarding his goal return.

Diego Costa scored 20 league goals for the Blues last campaign, and Antonio Conte will require Morata to emulate the success that his fellow Spaniard achieved in West London.

Additionally, Madrid’s backup striker has a relatively poor discipline record; he’s rather prone to receiving yellow cards.

For a team that didn’t receive a single red card in the league last season, Morata must improve on this aspect of his game ahead of his proposed move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans, are you happy? Let us know!

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