Morata attracting attention from Spain
Since arriving at Chelsea from Real Madrid Alvaro Morata has never really been at his best for the Blues.
The Spaniard started the 2017/18 season well for Chelsea bagging six in his first six games. But he would then score just one league goal in the second half of last season.
Morata may have hoped a change in manager would help him rediscover his form this campaign.
Unfortunately, Maurizio Sarri appears to be equally as frustrated with him.
Sarri has even chosen to play Hazard, a winger, up front on several occasions instead of Morata.
As a result, Morata’s future at Chelsea looks bleak with Spanish side Sevilla reportedly keen to sign Morata this January.
Sevilla say Alvaro Morata wants to join them on loan until the summer but negotiations with Chelsea very complicated
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) 9 January 2019
Now, according to the Independent, fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid have joined Sevilla in the race to sign Morata.
Chelsea closing in on Higuain deal
But Morata leaving Chelsea in January does depend on the Blues signing a replacement in the winter window.
The forward Chelsea look most likely to replace Morata with is Gonzalo Higuain.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) January 9, 2019
Higuain played under Sarri when the pair were at Napoli together and could be keen to reunite with his former boss.
The Argentine is also now just 1/5 to join Chelsea with betting syndicate Ladbrokes.
However, if Chelsea are unable to land Higuain in January, the Blues are said to be willing to pay £50m for Bournemouth striker, Callum Wilson.
.@ChelseaFC manager Maurizio Sarri is willing to pay up to £50m for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if he is unable to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge.
Which striker would you want leading the line?
Full story: https://t.co/GETe3ZdRtG
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 9, 2019
Wilson has enjoyed a superb first half of the season with Bournemouth, scoring nine and assisting five in the league.