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Alvaro Morata has now been confirmed as a Chelsea player and the new signing has penned an emotional message to fans of his old club Real Madrid after leaving them in a £60 million transfer to join the Blues.

He posted this message on his Twitter page: “Today is a special day, different … There are many things I would like to say now, there are many feelings, many memories that now crowd in my head.

“Today a new challenge begins in my career. I am sure that some will not understand my decision, others will surely not support (it) … But in the end that is my decision.

“I’m leaving home, because that’s how I feel about Real Madrid. I go with a clear conscience of who left their skin in each training (session), every minute I have been lucky to wear this shirt.

“I only have words of thanks for Real Madrid. I am the player that I am now thanks to this club. Thank you to the president for having understood my vision, to understand that I have made a decision and respect. Thanks also to the coaching staff for all that they have helped me and contributed, today I am a better player than a year ago and it is thanks to them.

“Thank you also my colleagues with whom I have shared an incredible season. Thank you to each and every one of the employees of the club that every day strive to make life easier for players. And thanks, of course, to the fans, because since my return you have made me feel loved and valued, because you have always been there since my presentation until the last night in Cibeles.

“By the end, the most important thanks to my wife thanks to my family, my agent and my friends.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.