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Madrid turned down €75 million offer from Chelsea for Morata

According to Cadena SER.

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Real Madrid rejected a €75 million offer from Chelsea for attacker Álvaro Morata, according to Cadena SER. Morata made his return to Real last month after spending the last two seasons with Juventus and while some reports suggested that Los Blancos wanted to sell him, it now seems that the striker will stay in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid also turned down a José María Giménez-Álvaro Morata swap, per that same report. Zidane and his staff have been interested in Giménez for a while but his market value isn¡t that high to consider a straight swap for Spain's starting striker.

Morata will be a very interesting addition to Real's roster, although he will need the minutes he demands in order to avoid big controversy. His battle with Benzema will be one to keep an eye on, especially when both men are expected to make the starting XI while Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from the knee injury he picked up during the UEFA Euro Final.

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