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Morata says he is eager to move from Chelsea to Atletico

Alvaro Morata says he is eager to transfer from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid, where the Spain striker started playing as a child.

Morata said early Sunday morning upon arrival in the Spanish capital that "I am very happy and eager for this be a done deal so I can train with my teammates."

Atletico has not made his transfer official.

The 26-year-old Morata would return to the Spanish league after a disappointing year-and-a-half with Chelsea.

Morata is poised to join a team coached by Diego Simeone and led by France forward Antoine Griezmann.

Morata left Atletico's youth program in 2007 and joined rival Real Madrid's academy a year later. He went on to become a top talent for Madrid, helping it win two Champions League titles. He also played for Juventus in Italy's Serie A from 2014-16.

Atletico is in second place in the Spanish league and will face Juventus in the Champions League round-of-16 starting on Feb. 20.

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