Chelsea star closes in on transfer to throw a major spanner in Maurizio Sarri’s plans

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly close to sealing a transfer to La Liga club Sevilla in a move that could affect the Blues’ chances of signing Gonzalo Higuain.

Corriere dello Sport, as translated by the Mirror, report of a potential swap deal between Chelsea and AC Milan, which would certainly be sensible business for all involved.

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However, they also translate a report from Tuttosport stating that Morata seems set to join Sevilla instead, in a move to throw a major spanner in the works for Blues manager Maurizio Sarri.

The Italian tactician looks in desperate need of a new front-man, having even resorted to leaving Morata on the bench or out of his squad altogether in recent times, experimenting with Eden Hazard up front.

Higuain would surely be an upgrade for CFC, but that deal may now be off the cards.

The Daily Express have also linked Chelsea with Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani as another option up top, and at this point the club’s fans would probably welcome just about anybody.

If Morata is to leave for Sevilla, he departs with a record of just 24 goals in 72 games for Chelsea, with sitters like this one yesterday all too common in his stint in England:

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