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Chelsea boss Sarri discusses Morata’s future and January transfer plans

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has once again stressed that he is having a hands-off approach to the January transfer market, and has addressed the rumours linking Alvaro Morata with a Stamford Bridge exit.

Morata moved to Chelsea back in 2017 in a £58 million move from Real Madrid and got off to a fine start – scoring six goals in his first six Premier League games. Things would quickly go downhill though for the Spain international, and he added just five more league goals to his tally last season.

Chelsea are being strongly linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain in the current transfer market, a move which could see Morata return to Spain, with Atletico Madrid thought to be in advanced talks regarding a move.

Speaking about Morata’s situation, Sarri has admitted that while it is a difficult situation for the 26-year-old striker, but he is not getting involved the clubs transfer dealings

“For him I think it’s a very difficult moment, but it’s normal for a player in January to be in the market,” said boss Maurizio Sarri, who is leaving the Blues’ transfer activity to director Marina Granovskaia.

“I spoke with Marina two weeks ago, so Marina knows very well my opinion on how to improve the team. Then I decide to be focused on the pitch, on matches, on training.

“I don’t call her every evening, otherwise I spend all my mental energy on the market and I think it’s better if I spend all my mental energies on the pitch, so I am not able to help you.”