Real Madrid Slap €100m Price Tag on Wantaway Duo Amid Chelsea Interest
Chelsea are facing a significant outlay for Real Madrid outcasts Alvaro Morata and Danilo after the La Liga champions slapped a €100m price tag on the duo.
Marca claimed that Real won't accept anything less than €70m for Morata and €30m for Danilo - fees that will take their overall price to £89m - despite the pair being out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Chelsea are primed to take the striker and full-back from Spain's capital and bring them to the Premier League to bolster Antonio Conte's first-team squad.
However, the Blues will have to fork out extensively if they desire to land two transfer targets who have been on their radar for a number of weeks.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is thought to want to keep hold of Morata and Danilo to provide stern competition for places within his own senior ranks, but Real's hierarchy will not keep the Spain and Brazil internationals at the club against their will.
Morata, who was supposedly on Chelsea's wishlist earlier in the campaign, has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge once more after Conte was beaten to the signing of Romelu Lukaku by Manchester United.
€100m for Morata and Danilo is a fantastic deal for both Madrid and us.— ChelsFinest (@ChelsFinest) July 18, 2017
The 25-year-old is already behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the striking pecking order and, with Gareth Bale also due to return from injury soon, will see his game time reduced further with the Champions League holders.
With Diego Costa and Loic Remy on their way out of Chelsea, and Michy Batshuayi as the only other marksman at the club, Morata would certainly earn regular minutes under Conte.
Chelsea do face competition for Morata from big spenders AC Milan but, with I Rossoneri sporting director Massimo Mirabelli prioritising a move for Torino's Andrea Belotti, Chelsea are firmly in the driving seat for Morata's signature.
Danilo, meanwhile, had seemed set to move to Italy with Juventus before Chelsea came knocking.
The right-back has had to play second fiddle to Dani Carvajal during his two-year Real stay, and was rumoured to be a replacement for outgoing I Bianconeri full-back Alex Sandro, who was ironically going to join Chelsea.
However, after Juve handed the 26-year-old an improved contract to prevent him leaving for England's top tier, Conte opted to exact revenge on his former club and poach Danilo from under their noses instead.