Chelsea had been understood to be concerned with bringing Lukaku again to Stamford Bridge after the striker left the membership completely in 2014.
But the Belgium global opted to sign up for Manchester United, leaving Chelsea with a unfastened run at signing Morata from Real Madrid for the same value-tag.
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But former Leeds celebrity Giles, who received two First Division titles in 1969 and 1974, claims Conte sought after Morata all alongside and would have walked out only a yr after becoming a member of the west London membership if they’d did not signal the 24-year-outdated.
“Antonio Conte had a stroke of good fortune when Romelu Lukaku ended a sour inner debate at Stamford Bridge right through the summer by means of mentioning his aim to signal for Manchester United,” Giles informed the Irish Independent.
“As a consequence, Conte’s selection, Alvaro Morata, was Chelsea’s selection however by means of default – now not as a result of he received a struggle with Director of Football Michael Emelano.
“The warfare of wills at the membership driven Conte in opposition to the door and there’s a great opportunity that if Chelsea had now not secured Morata’s signature, the Italian would had been on his motorbike.
“I believe he took an extended, onerous have a look at his place over the summer and it should not have taken a lot to push him over the edge. In the finish, he were given Morata and made the name to stick.”
However, Giles doesn’t imagine the signing of Morata guarantees Conte will stay at Chelsea for for much longer.
He added: “Over the lengthy haul, I to find it onerous to consider that Conte will hang out at Chelsea.
“I’ll wager he made up his thoughts in July that his keep at Chelsea can be a brief one.”