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Alvaro Morata ‘wants to quit Chelsea this summer’ with Blues looking for £70m fee

Spanish striker endured difficult first season at Stamford Bridge and is looking for an escape route out of the Premier League giants

Alvaro Morata wants to quit Chelsea after just one season, according to reports.

Morata, 25, joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for a club-record £58million last summer but the west London club are looking to sell the striker for £70m this summer, it is understood.

Alvaro Morata reportedly wants to leave Chelsea after just one season

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Alvaro Morata reportedly wants to leave Chelsea after just one season

Chelsea are hoping to sell the striker for around £70million after his poor first season

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Chelsea are hoping to sell the striker for around £70million after his poor first season

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The Spaniard netted 15 times in his first season at Stamford Bridge, but netted just one league goal between December 26 and the end of the season.

It was this poor form that saw him snubbed by Julen Lopetegui for Spain’s World Cup squad.

And according to Italian football journalist David Amoyal, Morata has had enough at the club and is ready to leave this summer.

Chelsea will meet with the striker’s agent to decide on the No9’s future.


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Morata’s season started well as he netted a hat-trick against Stoke

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Morata’s season started well as he netted a hat-trick against Stoke

But that was as good as it got this season for the Spaniard

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But that was as good as it got this season for the Spaniard

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The club, though, will do to recoup the high price they paid for him a year ago, let alone find someone to bid £70m for his services.

Morata’s Chelsea career started positively, with six goals in his first six Premier League games, including a hat-trick against Stoke.

But the goals and confidence soon dried up and manager Antonio Conte, who is expected to be replaced by Maurizio Sarri this summer, often played Eden Hazard in the most advanced position instead of the record signing.

It is unclear at this stage where Morata will be playing his football next season but a return to Juventus is one potential avenue.


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Michy Batshuayi enjoyed a successful loan spell to Borussia Dortmund before getting injured

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Michy Batshuayi enjoyed a successful loan spell to Borussia Dortmund before getting injured

And if Morata joins the Bundesliga side, fans will be hoping to see more of this

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And if Morata joins the Bundesliga side, fans will be hoping to see more of this

Borussia Dortmund are not expected to want to sign him.

They may, however, be open to a loan deal, as they did with Michy Batshuayi last term when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal.

Sporting director Michael Zorc told Funke Media: “I’d still say that Morata is too expensive. Without knowing the exact sums involved.
“Right now, I don’t rule out anything. Why should we limit ourselves 70 days before the window closes?”


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