Reunion with Antonio Conte is "destiny", says new Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

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Morata was denied the opportunity to work with Conte in 2014 (Source: Getty)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata insists it is his destiny to work with Blues boss Antonio Conte following a club record transfer, which could rise to £70m, from Real Madrid.

Morata, who missed out on playing for Conte when the Italian left Juventus for the Azzurri in 2014, is set to make his debut when Chelsea play Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup in Singapore today.

“I know Antonio wanted me in the past and I really want to work with Antonio, and finally destiny put us together,” said Morata. “I can’t wait to play for him and for Chelsea and to win together.”

Conte, meanwhile, has confirmed that Pedro suffered multiple facial fractures in a collision with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina in Saturday’s friendly, although is confident the Spain forward will be back training in 10 days.

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