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Chelsea agrees to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata gestures after scoring his

Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata gestures after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Napoli and Real Madrid at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Tuesday March 7, 2017. Credit: AP / Andrew Medichini

LONDON — Chelsea is set to strengthen its attacking options for its Premier League title defense by signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

The London club says it has agreed terms with Madrid to sign the 24-year-old striker.

The transfer will be completed after Morata’s personal terms are finalized and a medical examination is passed.

Morata will be leaving Madrid for a second time. The Spain international was only bought back a year ago after two seasons at Juventus.

Although Morata won the Champions League final for a second time in June, he was only a late substitute in the victory over Juventus.

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