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#5 Morata to move to Atleti
Alvaro Morata is being linked with a move to Atletico Madrid by journalist Rob Dorsett. The Spaniard hasn’t had a good time at Chelsea ever since moving to the Stamford Bridge and it seems as though Gonzalo Higuain is who Maurizio Sarri now wants in his team.
According to Dorsett, Morata’s move to Atleti could be among the biggest moves in the winter window. He is being touted to replace Diego Costa at the Wanda Metropolitano, just like he was supposed to do with the same player at the Stamford Bridge.
“This one could be one of the biggest moves of the transfer window. It concerns Alvaro Morata,” Dorsett said.
“He cost an initial £58m just 18 months ago. But could he be about the leave Stamford Bridge?
“Ironically he was the man employed to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea. He could now be about to replace Costa again, at Atletico Madrid.”
He then added that the Blues are indeed locked in talks with the Rojiblancos for a deal to send the former Real Madrid star back in Spain. Dorsett then revealed that the Londoners could have to pay Real Madrid a total of £70 million for Morata (£58 million initial plus add-ons) and that Sarri has admitted that the Spaniard could leave.
“We understand Chelsea are in talks with Atletico over a deal for Morata to head back to Spain.
“He arrived at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid and signed a five-year contract on a deal that could have reached £70m with add-on fees.
“But speaking before the game with Newcastle Maurizio Sarri acknowledged Morata could be on his way out.”