AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli wants to sign Alvaro Morata (right)
Chelsea are desperate to sign a striker this summer as a replacement for Diego Costa.
Costa does not want to leave the Blues but Antonio Conte has made his mind up to sell the Spain international.
Conte is hoping to land Morata after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United when a deal to Chelsea looked likely.
And it appears as though Morata may also be unattainable after Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli said his side are pushing for a deal.
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"We've been after him right from the start," Mirabelli told Sport Mediaset.
"There were some complications that emerged between the final of the Champions League and when other clubs who were interested arrived so it all cooled down.
"It could heat up again, though, but only on our conditions."
Morata proved successful in Italy during a two-year stint at Juventus before heading back to Real last summer.
Chelsea have been tracking Alvaro Morata (left) for weeks
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We've been after him right from the start
Mirabelli on Morata
Milan are spending big this summer under new Chinese owners as they prepare for an assault on the Serie A title.
They have already signed Lucas Biglia, Hakan Calhanoglu, Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Conti and Andre Silva, while loaning Franck Kessie from Atalanta.
As for Chelsea, Express Sport understands Conte is furious with Blues bosses over their failure to capture Lukaku.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport reported last week that an £87.5m bid for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain had also been turned down.