Alvaro Morata urges Chelsea to beat Manchester United to transfer of £177m-rated attacker

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly pushing for his club to seal the transfer of Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

The Spain international moved from the Bernabeu to Stamford Bridge last summer, but has not yet had the best of times since switching to English football.

Still, Morata could have some exciting influence in the transfer market if all goes to plan, as he looks for Chelsea to raid his old club Real Madrid for the signing of Asensio, according to Diario Gol.

The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting young players in Europe at the moment, but hasn’t enjoyed as much playing time for Los Blancos this season.

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Marco Asensio is wanted at Chelsea by old Real Madrid team-mate Alvaro Morata

This could get even worse next term as Diario Gol claim Eden Hazard is likely to be on his way from Chelsea to Madrid, and Morata is keen for Asensio to come in as his replacement.

The report states that Morata has told club chiefs to move for Asensio and that he’s confident his old team-mate will accept the move.

This could end up being a decent piece of business by Chelsea even if they do lose Hazard, with Asensio having the potential to become just as good if not better, based on some of the flashes of brilliance he’s shown when he has been given a chance by Zinedine Zidane.

Don Balon previously claimed Manchester United were also in for Asensio, having even tabled a staggering £177million bid for the Spaniard.

More recently, United have been linked again with the player as Don Balon claim they want him as part of any swap deal involving David de Gea.

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