Chelsea fans are currently on the edge of their seats as they wait for the formal confirmation of Alvaro Morata as a Chelsea player.
While Alvaro Morata’s deal headlines Chelsea’s success in the transfer window, the Blues are prepared to let a core of their title winning team leave before the transfer window is slammed shut.
Seria A Champions Juventus are unwilling to meet the asking price of Chelsea for midfield marksman Nemanja Matic, according to reports.
It became clear that Matic was no longer in the plans of Antonio Conte after he signed French midfield stalwart Tiemoue Bakayoko, leaving Matic to sort his future.
The tough-tackling midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Man United but reports have dismissed the possibility of Chelsea allowing their player to join their capital rival, leaving Turin as his most probable destination.
A report by TransferMarketWeb, claims the representative of Matic, Giuseppi Riso met with Juventus chiefs for the transfer of the player but the Blues have asked for £40m to be paid for the Serbian. The Old Lady are unwilling to meet that sum, which has brought about a new twist in the deal – Chelsea’s capital rival Man United are now left as favorite for the player’s signature.
Man United have strengthened their squad this summer but Mourinho wants two more players. United are also linked with moves for Eric Dier and Ivan Perisic but they have been left frustrated as the Clubs are unwilling to listen to their offers for their targets.
Nonetheless, we understand that Chelsea will lower their asking price to allow the player complete the move to Turin.