CHELSEA flop Alvaro Morata could be on his way to AC Milan in swap deal with Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports in Italy.
The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the best young keepers in the world despite a poor season for the Serie A giants.
Chelsea are set to lose Thibaut Courtois who has a year left on his current deal and no sign he will extend his stay in West London beyond next summer.
And with Morata failing to live up to his £70million price tag at Stamford Bridge, a swap deal and an escape route back to Italy looks a viable solution for the striker, claim Corriere dello Sport.
After shelling out £165million last summer, the Rossonieri are worried by UEFA’s financial fair play restrictions and may need to balance the books.
Super-agent Mino Raiola has Donnarumma as a client and has been hawking him around Europe, but so far there have been no serious takers.
The Italian giants could use the new Azzurri No 1 as bait to land Morata with boss Gennaro Gattuso looking to add firepower to his attack next season.
Morata made strong start at Stamford Bridge hitting seven goals in his first eight games.
But it all went wrong at turn of the year with the Spanish international scoring a paltry three goals in 2018 and lost his place to Olivier Giroud in the starting line-up.
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But the 25-year-old’s reputation in Italy remains high after two successful seasons with Juventus between 2014 and 2016.
His poor season was capped off by failing to make Spain’s World Cup squad, but could revive his career with a return to Serie A.