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Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata during the summer for a club-record deal worth an initial fee of £58million.

Morata was signed after Antonio Conte decided Diego Costa was surplus to requirements as the pair fell out at the end of last season.

Morata, who recently ended a six-game barren scoring run with a fine header for the only goal in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, has revealed that he talks to Costa, the man whom he replaced at Stamford Bridge.

“People remember him there,” Morata said of Costa to AS. “I speak to him quite a lot. There was a chance that we might have played together but in the end that didn’t happen.”

Morata has done a good job replacing Costa as he has scored eight goals in thirteen games for Chelsea this season.

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