Chelsea have offered Spanish forward Alvaro Morata a whopping €9m a year wages (approximately £150,000-a-week) after tax in an attempt to lure the forward to Stamford Bridge following concrete interest from Serie A club AC Milan, according to a report on Sport Witness.
The Blues are keen to add a big name striker this summer after they missed out on Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who joined Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Chelsea are also on the verge of losing last season’s top scorer Diego Costa after manager Antonio Conte made it clear that he was not wanted at the London club for the upcoming season.
This has led the Italian boss on a striker hunt and it is believed that Morata is the man that Conte desires to lead the line at the London club next season.
Chelsea want to fight off all competition for the forward by offering him the best personal deal and also a chance to play in the Premier League.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hasn’t ruled out the possibility of signing Morata but Conte will be desperate not to lose out to his rival once again this transfer window.
Morata has become increasingly frustrated with his lack of game time at Real Madrid and is open to a move away from the Spanish La Liga and UEFA Champions League winners.
AC Milan are reported to be ready to better Chelsea’s personal offer by giving Morata €10m a year after tax. The battle for the Spaniard really is hotting up.