ALVARO Morata has told Real Madrid he wants to join Chelsea, according to reports.
The Spanish striker is said to have contacted Blues boss Antonio Conte over a Stamford Bridge switch next season.
This comes after the 24-year-old told pals he prefers Chelsea over Arsenal.
Conte has been eyeing £50million-rated Morata as he looks for a new striker to bolster his front line.
Morata has found game time hard to come by in the Spanish capital and wants regular football elsewhere, according to Spanish media outlet Diario Gol.
The Blues failed in their bid to sign him last summer, with Real demanding £67m for the Spain star at the time.
Should Real allow Morata to leave, Conte would sanction the sale of Thibaut Courtois to the La Liga giants.
And now that Los Blancos’ transfer ban is over, Zinedine Zidane would be more willing to offload a wantaway player and replace him with someone else.
Morata’s arrival could spell the end for Diego Costa.