MORATA TURNS DOWN CHINA MOVE

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly turned down a move to the Chinese Super League his summer.


The star was offered a mega deal worth £147 million to move Far East but he turned it down without batting any eyelid, preferring the competitive European football.

Marca reports that the player would have earned almost £30 million in annual wages for five years had he agreed to the deal. The player is an interest of Premier League giants Chelsea. Coach Antonio Conte managed him while he was on loan at Juventus and they could reunite at Stamford Bridge after this season.

Morata has netted 20 times in all competitions this term, despite Coach Zinedine Zidane favouring Karim Benzema in the pecking order. If the Spaniard stays at Madrid, he could get to take over from Benzema but he would get fewer chances before then. At the Bernabeu, he is assured titles too while leaving Spain might be a gamble.

With the future of Blues striker Diego Costa not certain, and with Chelsea set to play more competitions, the club requires a top striker. Morata has the youth and experience and he would be a good fit but for now no definite decisions seem to have been made.

Chelsea have signed highly rated youngster Billy Gilmour, Sky Sports reports. The teenage sensation from Rangers cost the Blues £500,000 but more payments would be made as he reaches certain career milestones.

Gilmour played with the Under-20 team of Rangers and he has trained with the senior team. He is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Scottish football. Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha wanted the youngster to stay but Gilmour preferred the allure of the Premier League giants.

Rangers say they are pleased that their academy produced such a fine talent that numerous top sides wanted to desperately sign. There are fears that he would spent time a lot of time on loan like Islam Feruz who joined Chelsea from Celtic in 2011. Feruz is yet to feature for the Chelsea senior team despite the fanfare surrounding his move at 16 years.

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