Chelsea complete signing of Spain forward Morata

Sheri Evans
July 24, 2017

Chelsea's Italian coach, Antonio Conte, confirmed after the friendly that Pedro would not travel with the team to Singapore, where the Premier League champion will face Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the International Champions Cup.

Cahill has enjoyed a highly-successful spell at Stamford Bridge since signing from Bolton Wanderers in 2012 and Conte believes he has shown himself to be captain material.

The Belgium worldwide joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33.1m a year ago, but was rarely in the first XI. Sometimes when you win, you think that everything is easy, but it wasn't to win and to have this type of season.

'The fans have given me so much support since I arrived here and it is important we continue to succeed together'.

Chelsea complete signing of Spain forward Morata
Chelsea complete signing of Spain forward Morata

"And then I thought 'this is the right way, to continue to give me motivation, to give the club motivation.' I don't see any problem about this". For me the striker is very important, he is a point of reference.

Batshuayi, signed last summer for £32m from Marseille, struggled to make an impact but the 23-year-old Belgian has been transformed since scoring the goal that won the title at West Bromwich Albion at the end of last season. They are coming. My family is very important.

"There was a possibility to stay with us because I was very happy to have another season with John", he said. "I'm looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible", Morata said on the club website ( "But I respected his choice".

Chelsea have made some significant signings this month, with defender Antonio Rudiger, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and striker Alvaro Morata joining, but the only arrivals when the transfer window opened on July 1 were backup goalkeeper Willy Caballero and youngster Ethan Ampadu, who joined from Exeter. He has great potential, he can improve a lot. 'He is a really good player who can play in midfield and can also play as a No 10. I know what he wants from me'.

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