​Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata on a five-year contract, bringing the forward to Stamford Bridge in a deal thought to be worth an initial £58m.

The club confirmed in an ​official statement that the Spaniard will now join their squad for a pre-season tour of Asia, which will see them play Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Inter over the next week. 

Speaking after signing, Morata said: “I am so happy to be here. It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible.”

Technical director Michael Emenalo added: “We are delighted to complete Alvaro’s signing and welcome him to the club. We believe he can make a great impact for Chelsea and look forward to seeing him in action. Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad.”