Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata’s transfer to Atletico Madrid is a done deal, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims to have had it confirmed to him.
Speculation surrounding Chelsea and their ins and outs up front this January have been going on for some time, with Morata one of the players involved in it all.
The Spain international has majorly flopped in his time at Stamford Bridge and now looks set to return to La Liga, though it’s not clear from Romano if this is on loan or permanently.
Morata could be a decent signing for Atletico if he can regain his confidence, which has looked shot for much of his career in the Premier League.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2019
The 26-year-old did, however look a decent player at Juventus and Real Madrid earlier in his career, so could perhaps just do with a fresh start.
Chelsea, meanwhile, will hope to bring in Gonzalo Higuain as Morata’s replacement within the next 48 hours, according to David Ornstein.
Gonzalo Higuain still in Italy as AC Milan try to secure Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek as replacement, enabling Higuain to join Chelsea. If agreement on all sides, financials/medicals should be quick. Genoa chief Giorgio Perinetti says conclusion to talks within 48 hours #CFC #ACMilan
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 21, 2019