Chelsea are planning to hijack ’s move for striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports.

Chelsea Plan To Hijack Moratas Move To Manchester United!

is thought to be edging closer to landing the Real Madrid striker but Chelsea owner has other ideas.

is set to leave the Blues after falling out of favour with and the Italian has already told him he won’t be in his plans next season.

Morata is seen as an ideal replacement.

Chelsea Plan To Hijack Moratas Move To Manchester United!

Russian billionaire Abramovich has sanctioned a £70m bid to tempt the forward into choosing Stamford Bridge over Old Trafford.

United had thought to be on the brink of securing his signature with widespread reports claiming personal terms had already been agreed.

But Abramovich is willing to break the bank to lure him to west London.

Conte was the man to bring Morata to before he left for the Italy job in 2014.

Chelsea Plan To Hijack Moratas Move To Manchester United!

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton striker as well, but Conte’s preference is thought to be Morata.

And with reports of Conte growing frustrated at a lack of transfer movement so far the Blues are hoping to settle him by bidding for Morata.

Despite Chelsea being willing to offer £70m for the 24-year-old, Madrid would rather trade in players.

Chelsea Plan To Hijack Moratas Move To Manchester United!

And one player Madrid will try to use in negotiations is Chelsea’s with Keylor Navas expected to leave in the transfer window.

Courtois is yet to agree a new deal with Chelsea.