Barcelona in shock move for former Real Madrid star in January

Barcelona in shock move for former Real Madrid star in January

The striker has failed to impress since his £58m arrival from Real Madrid 18 months ago.

Morata is also wanted at Sevilla and Valencia.

It is likely, though, that Atletico will have to pay a fee as compensation, with reports claiming Sporting are demanding up to €105m (£93m/$120m) for the Portugal worldwide who has contributed just a single goal and no assists in 12 appearances for Simeone's side.

The Spanish global has scored just five goals in 16 Premier League appearances and his poor form led to Maurizio Sarri using Eden Hazard in a false nine role. "It concerns Alvaro Morata", Dorsett said on Sky Sports.


Number 11, Didier Drogba, and 17, Diego Costa are the exceptions if it is goals by which we judge strikers, though Drogba was truly prolific in only two of his nine seasons at the club while Costa's temperament meant he was never going to stick about for a long time.

Barcelona are interested, just like their La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

Morata has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and has told his agent to facilitate a deal.

"But speaking before the game with Newcastle Maurizio Sarri acknowledged Morata could be on his way out".


However, the Spaniard knows the league well and had a few decent years with Real Madrid before his move to Juventus and then to Chelsea.

Express Sport understands Chelsea want to take up the last six months of Higuain's loan deal at Milan.

It is claimed Atletico would need to offload one of their offensive players to allow Morata to join with either Gelson Martins and Nikola Kalinic likely to make way.

The 30-year-old has scored just four goals for Atletico all season, with only one coming in La Liga.


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