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Morata wants Chelsea exit

Alvaro Morata wants to quit Chelsea after just one year at the club according to reports today.

The Spanish striker only moved to the Premier League last summer, making a £58 million move from Real Madrid. It was initially thought he was on his way to Manchester United, but they pulled out of talks with Los Blancos after deciding to pursue a deal for Romelu Lukaku instead.

That left Chelsea free to sign Morata, who got off to a very decent start to life in the Premier League, scoring six goals in his first six outings, but saw his form tail off after Christmas.

The Spaniard scored 15 goals in his first season at Stamford Bridge, but netted just one league goal between December 26 and the end of the season.

His poor form at the back end of the season saw him snubbed by Julen Lopetegui for Spain’s World Cup squad, with Diego Costa, the man who he replaced at Chelsea, taking his place for La Roja.

Now, according to Italian football journalist David Amoyal, Morata has had enough at the club and is ready to leave this summer.

It is claimed that Chelsea are open to doing a deal, but will demand a transfer fee of around £65-70 million.

Borussia Dortmund are thought to be interested, but wouldn’t be able to pay such a high fee, although the Bundesliga side would be interested in a loan deal.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Funke Media: “I’d still say that Morata is too expensive. Without knowing the exact sums involved.

“Right now, I don’t rule out anything. Why should we limit ourselves 70 days before the window closes?”

A move to Italian champions Juventus is however a possibility with Morata is already a fan favourite among Juventus’ fans after his successful two year stint in Turin between 2014 and 2016, before Real Madrid forced him back to the Spanish capital by triggering a buy back clause.

AC Milan have also been linked.

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