REAL MADRID are preparing a bid to re-sign Alvaro Morata in the summer, according to reports.
The Spain striker, 25, has endured a dismal start to 2018, netting just once since the turn of the year — and was left out of the squad for their recent international friendlies.
Los Blancos are targeting a new striker, and their No 1 priority is Robert Lewandowski.
However, should they fail to land the Pole, The Express claim they are considering bringing Morata back to the Bernabeu for a third spell.
He started his career at Real Madrid, before being sold to Juventus in 2014.
But two years later, the Spanish giants executed their £26million buy-back clause to bring him back.
However, he lasted just a season and was sold to Chelsea for £65m last summer.
After a bright start to life in the Premier League, he began to struggle and he only scored his first goal of the year in the 2-1 win over Leicester on March 18.
Real Madrid are still hoping to land long-term target Lewandowski at the end of the season.
And should they sign the Pole, it may ironically open the door for Bayern to move for Morata as a replacement.