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His transfer from Real Madrid to Chelsea has not been officially concluded yet, he still has to pass a medical and agree on personal terms with the Blues, but there is no doubt he will start training under Antonio Conte very soon.
He is a good player, the right prospect for Chelsea and hopes to show his value with us
the Italian manager told reporters in Beijing talking about Alvaro Morata.
I think for sure this is a good signing for us, he is a young player but has a lot of experience, he went to Juventus and Real Madrid. He has a lot of experience and I think this is a good signing for us
Conte added, before revealing that the Spaniard was his first choice for the striker position all along.
It is very important, the choice. Morata, for sure, he was our first choice
the Chelsea manager said. He was then asked about Diego Costa, but he tried to avoid the subject as… tactfully as possible.
I don’t like to talk about players who are not here
Conte said (Costa hasn’t traveled with the group to Asia for their preseason).
The only thing I can tell you is that in January, the Costa situation was very clear, for the club for him and his agent. For me, the situation is closed
the Italian added.