Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has passed his Chelsea medical ahead of his move to the Premier League champions from Real Madrid.
The twenty-four year-old is now expected to fly to Singapore to link up with his new team-mates, who are preparing to play Arsenal in a friendly in Beijing.
Morata, who is expected to join in a deal worth up to £70 million ($91 million, 78 million euros) with the Blues paying £58 million up front, could make his unofficial debut against Bayern Munich in Singapore next Tuesday.
Morata, who scored twenty goals in forty-three appearances for Real last season on their way to the Champions League and Spanish title, is expected to sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
He said the team’s coach Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches in the world and I’m so happy to work with him.
Meanwhile, Morata had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, but their interest ended after signing Romelu Lukaku from Everton for an initial seventy-five million Euro.
The Spanish international is set to become Chelsea’s fourth major signing in the close season after Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero.