2017-07-19 17:41:39 MORATA'S A BLUE Chelsea agree Alvaro Morata deal for £68m as Antonio Conte finally lands Real Madrid striker ANTONIO CONTE has finally won his battle for a striker after Chelsea agreed a club-record £68m fee with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata. Morata is set to break off from Madrid’s pre-season tour of the US to thrash out personal terms with the Premier League champions. Striking a deal for Morata ends weeks of frustration for Conte who sees a new frontman as vital for the defence of the title next season. It also means he has won his battle with rebel Diego Costa who will now be free to negotiate his return to Atletico Madrid. The agreement for Morata comes just 24 hours after Conte himself agreed a new two year contract which doubled his money to £10m a year.