Spanish expert journalist Guillem Balague has revealed Alvaro Morata feels that Chelsea hasn’t been the right club for him with the striker wants to leave the Stamford Bridge.
Morata moved the Premier League giants in the summer of 2017 from Real Madrid for a then club-record of a £60m deal.
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The 26-year-old, who moved to the West London side as Diego Costa replacement, has since proved unsuccessful.
And Balague has hinted the Spaniard will leave the Stamford Bridge in this January transfer window for Sevilla or Atletico Madrid.
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“[Morata] wants to leave Chelsea. He feels that it hasn’t been the right club for him,” Balague told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.
“Sarri mentioning his mental state, saying that he needs the comfort of a coach and the confidence to grow, all those are traits that he’s been lacking in the past.”
“So he needs to be completely comfortable and happy in this situation, and he hasn’t been clearly at Chelsea, the style doesn’t suit him.”
“So yes, he will go back [to Spain]. He said yes to Sevilla in terms of a personal agreement, but then 24 hours later Atletico Madrid says they’re interested in you, you’re going to say yes as well.”
“Nothing’s signed, and my doubt will be if Chelsea will let him go on loan because that’s the only situation in which both these clubs, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, will have him. That means they’ll have to pay for at least half of his nine million euros a year wages until the end of the season.”
Chelsea are said to be considering either AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain or Bournemouth star Callum Wilson as Morata’s replacement.
But Balague thinks Higuain’s deal to reunite with his former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri will be too complicated.
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“I think [Higuain’s] scored about six goals for Milan having had a very good season with Juventus,” he said.
“He’s of course on loan to Milan, I think to say 18 million loan deal and Milan will have to pay 36 million euro.”
“I say this because the numbers don’t add up if Chelsea actually wanted him. He earns £270,000 a week, so only Kevin De Bruyne, Alexis [Sanchez] and [Mesut] Ozil earn more money than him, would you do that for a 31-year-old who’s got no resell value? Really?”
“Plus, as I said, the £36m off that they have to pay at the end of the season, plus nine which is half of the loan deal that Juventus agreed. It’s all too complicated, it sounds very strange.”