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Alvaro Morata must make hit the ground running to fill Diego Costa void at Chelsea: Cesc Fabregas

Alvaro Morata must make hit the ground running to fill Diego Costa void at Chelsea: Cesc Fabregas

With Chelsea returning to Champions League, Batshuayi is also expected to shoulder Chelsea`s goalscoring burden after starting only seven games in all competitions last season.

Chelsea officially signs Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on five-year contract

The Spain striker is the Premier League champions` third major signing of the summer, following the arrival of Antonio Rüdiger from Roma and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

Chelsea agree deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

Chelsea agree deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

British media reports said Chelsea would pay around 70 million pounds ($91 million) for Morata.  

AC Milan close to signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata: Report

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are on the cusp of pulling off a coup over Manchester United and Chelsea who were front-runners in getting Morata`s signature. United later backed out and signed Belgian Romelu Lukaku from Everton for a reported transfer fee of 75 million pounds 

International Friendly: Alvaro Morata saves Spain in four-goal Colombia thriller

After Edwin Cardona had cancelled out David Silva`s opener for the hosts, Radamel Falcao`s first international goal for two years had Colombia on course for a famous win.

Real Madrid reject Manchester United's £52m Alvaro Morata bid: Reports

It is also reported that United are also interested in Torino`s Andrea Belotti, who has a 87.3 million pound release clause written into his contract

 La Liga: Real Madrid ride on Isco brace to edge past Sporting Gijon, go six-pont clear

La Liga: Real Madrid ride on Isco brace to edge past Sporting Gijon, go six-pont clear

But not for the first time this season they needed a late show after Duje Cop and Mikel Vesga put Sporting in front early in both halves.

Champions League: Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Morata strike as Real Madrid surpass Napoli to enter quarters

Champions League: Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Morata strike as Real Madrid surpass Napoli to enter quarters

Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, looked to be facing a tough night in Naples after Dries Mertens finished off a great attacking move to give the hosts a 24th minute lead.

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring when he bulleted home Isco`s cross 12 minutes before half-time.

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo, Morata rescue Real Madrid from Sporting upset

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo, Morata rescue Real Madrid from Sporting upset

Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata struck in the closing minutes to seal a stunning Real Madrid comeback to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 to start their Champions League defence on Wednesday.

World Cup Qualifier: Feel good factor to remain for Spain in their first match

World Cup Qualifier: Feel good factor to remain for Spain in their first match

Morata will be fit for Monday`s game and Lopetegui will have to decide whether he continues with the Real Madrid striker or keeps substitute Diego Costa in the side.

Euro 2016: Spain set for duel against Italy; England eye quarters vs Iceland

Euro 2016: Spain set for duel against Italy; England eye quarters vs Iceland

After finishing second in Group D, Spain find themselves on the same side of the draw as world champions Germany and hosts France -- both of whom advanced to the last eight on Sunday.

WATCH MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Spain 3-0 Turkey - Group D, EURO 2016

WATCH MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Spain 3-0 Turkey - Group D, EURO 2016

The Spaniards progressed to the round of 16 with two wins in group D.

Spain vs Turkey, Euro 2016: Alvaro Morata double guides defending champions to round of 16

Spain vs Turkey, Euro 2016: Alvaro Morata double guides defending champions to round of 16

Spain have won both their games in group D without conceding a goal and Turkey have lost both of theirs without scoring.

I don't feel fixed in Spanish team: Alvaro Morata

I don't feel fixed in Spanish team: Alvaro Morata

Morata has to fight for a place alongside Diego Costa and Paco Alcacer.

Raheem Sterling needs to justify price tag: Steven Gerrard

Raheem Sterling needs to justify price tag: Steven Gerrard

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has criticised Raheem Sterling ater the winger wasted a couple of gilt-edged chances for Manchester City during their Champions League defeat to Juventus at home on Tuesday night.

Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City's strikers to sharpen up

Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City's strikers to sharpen up

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his team would have to improve the efficiency of their finishing after a 2-1 home defeat by Juventus in their Champions League opener.