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Morata: Chelsea tried to make me most expensive Spaniard ever

Real Madrid's Álvaro Morata has told Sport Bild that the Stamford Bridge side came in with a big-money summer offer for him.
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Morata: Chelsea tried to make me most expensive Spaniard ever
FELIPE SEVILLANO DIARIO AS

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Real Madrid striker Álvaro Morata has disclosed details of a summer approach for his services from Premier League outfit Chelsea.

Morata rejoined Madrid in June after two years at Serie A champions Juventus, with Los Blancos exercising a 30-million-euro buy-back option on the 23-year-old academy graduate.

Morata is back at Real Madrid after two years in Italy.

Speculation was rife that Real would then sell Morata on at a profit, but he has remained at the Bernabéu and has so far scored twice in six appearances this season.

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However, he has explained to German publication Sport Bild that Chelsea were willing to dig deep to take him to London from the Spanish capital.

"Chelsea were the club that showed the most interest in me," the Spain international said.

"[Blues boss] Antonio Conte had already signed me at Juventus," he continued. "And it was a great offer. I would have been the most expensive Spanish player ever."

"Chelsea offered 70 million euros, but Real Madrid said that I was part of their plans, and that had always been my dream," he went on.