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Sevilla ''In Talks'' With Alvaro Morata As Chelsea Striker Nears Exit

Could Chelsea be about to let Alvaro Morata leave this January?
Could Chelsea be about to let Alvaro Morata leave this January?

Reports from Spain today suggest representatives of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata have met with Sevilla over a possible move.

The misfiring Chelsea striker is in demand, having been linked with a clutch of clubs including Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan. But it is believed the player would prefer a move to La Liga and a tweet from a Spanish journalist says talks are ongoing.   

A report last month suggested that Morata had "offered himself to Barcelona" having become frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities under Maurizio Sarri. The player is unhappy at Stamford Bridge and wants to move in this transfer window. 

Morata was wanted by Juventus and a number of Serie A teams had been looking at him but talk died down after he impressed in the early weeks of the season. He was a key player for Sarri's predecessor Antonio Conte last season but his £60million price tag often weighed heavy round his neck. He has never looked truly happy at Stamford Bridge though last season he scored 16 goals in 49 appearances, including a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Stoke.

Although he scored twice in Chelsea's FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Morata is a player giving off some negative messages and he looks to be nearing the end of his stay in London.  

Chelsea have been linked with several players as a potential replacement for Morata including Gonzalo Higuain - possibly on a loan swap deal with Inter - but now Sevilla have assumed pole position. 

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