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Chelsea offered striker swap deal

Chelsea have been offered what would seem to be an enticing swap deal by Juventus, who are looking to re-sign Blues striker Alvaro Morata.

Morata, who only arrived at a club-record £58m from Real Madrid last summer on a five-year contract, has struggled to settle at the club, and has seemingly failed to get a grasp of playing Premier League football week in, week out.

The 25-year-old scored just 15 times in all competitions in his debut campaign, form his has seen him left out of Spain’s squad this summer’s World Cup.

It has been claimed that Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for the striker, if Morata makes it clear that he wants to leave the west London club, with Juventus being a possible destination.

Morata is somewhat of a fan favourite at Juventus, after depending two years in Turin before Real Madrid activated a clause in his contract to take him back to the Bernabeu in 2016.

Juventus are believed to have inquired about a two-year loan with an option to buy, although that is not thought to be too appealing to the Blues, but they may be tempted by the Old Lady’s alternative offer.

The London Evening Standard claim that Chelsea have been offered a swap deal for Moarata in what would see Gonzalo Higuain move in the opposite direction.

Juventus are keen to get the Argentine off their payroll in order to fund a move for Morata, and have reportedly offered his services to Chelsea.

The 30-year-old has scored 55 goals since joining from Napoli for £78million in 2016. Chelsea are interested in appointing Maurizio Sarri as their new boss, a manager that Higuain worked with to great effect during his time at Napoli.

The deal could drag on though as Chelsea’s first choice target is thought to be Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who recently told the Bavarian club that he wants to leave.

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