As the transfer window rolls into its second week, there is talk that Alvaro Morata could be one of the big movers in the market.
Chelsea have had a chronic lack of goals since the departure of Diego Costa, and despite spending £58 million to sign Morata from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, the Spaniard has failed to make the impact that was expected.
He has since been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, so we’ve taken a look at the five most likely destinations for the Spaniard to be at by the end of the January window.
Borussia Dortmund – 22/1
Definite outsiders, but there have been tentative links between the Bundesliga champions and the former Real Madrid striker in recent days. However, with 44 goals plundered in 17 games, it is unclear that Dortmund actually need to make a move.
Juventus – 16/1
The Serie A Champions were rumoured to be interested in re-signing the Spaniard in the summer, but decided to bring in the incredible Cristiano Ronaldo instead. However, following his two years in Turin between 2014 and 2016, Morata is a firm fan favourite among the Bianconeri faithful, and would likely jump at the chance to rejoin should a bid come along.
AC Milan – 12/1
While Dortmund and Juventus should probably be considered as outsiders at this stage of the transfer window, there were strong rumours last week that Chelsea’s interest in Gonzalo Higuain would see Morata go in the opposite direction.
Higuain had one of his best ever season’s working under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, and at 12/1, a Morata move to Milan might be worth using a free bet on.
Sevilla – 7/4
This is one that has really gathered momentum in the last 24 hours, with Marca claiming that Morata wants to join the Spanish side, who are looking for a replacement for attacker Luis Muriel and look to continue their impressive first half to the La Liga season.
Whether Chelsea would let him leave without having a replacement is yet to be seen though.
Chelsea – 5/6
However, the most likely scenario, according to the bookmakers is that Morata stays at Chelsea, until the end of the season at least.
Much of the goalscoring responsibilities have been left on the doorstep of Eden Hazard this season, who has scored more than a quarter of the Blues Premier League goals this season.
While Hazard has been played through the middle in recent weeks, Morata is still the Blues second highest scorer this season, scoring nine in all competitions. Without a replacement, its hard to see Chelsea letting him go.