Agreement Between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea For Alvaro Morata Remains Elusive

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He only scored once again after the turn of the year, however, and has struggled for form ever since, finding himself in and out of the team under both Antonio Conte and now Maurizio Sarri.

The former Real Madrid star was not listed in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Newcastle in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.

After initially impressing, Morata has generally had a hard time in the Premier League, scoring 16 top-flight goals in a season and a half.

And it has led to the Italian manager leaving the 26-year-old out of squads altogether, with Eden Hazard preferred up front. He then moved to Real Madrid where he rose to prominence before enjoying spells at Juventus and Stamford Bridge.

The La Liga side had expressed an interest in acquiring the Spain worldwide, who is also a reported target of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

Wanda Metropolitano outfit Atletico Madrid have been linked to Morata after Diego Costa underwent foot surgery in December, ruling him out for a couple of months. During his time at the Nou Camp, Munir won two La Liga titles, one Champions League and the Copa del Rey.

"We have to assess it, it's clear that after Munir left we have space". We'll see if we can sign a player.

"We'll see if we can sign a player, although we have to take into account the club's economic conditions". "We want to carry out the two renewals, we hope that they come to fruition".

Sarri is keen for Chelsea to sign Gonzalo Higuain, who played under him at Napoli and is now on a season-long loan at AC Milan from Juventus.

Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo, Khalid Boulahrouz, Steve Sidwell, Franco Di Santo, Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao and Alvaro Morata.

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