Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
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Transfers: Competition hotting up to sign Chelsea striker, director confirms interest

Transfers: Competition hotting up to sign Chelsea striker, director confirms interest

Former Real Madrid frontman Morata has been linked with a return to LaLiga, though Sevilla said a deal for the Spain worldwide would be "very, very complicated". Five things to know...

Morata - who has only managed nine goals in all competitions this term - has scored just 16 Premier League goals since joining Chelsea from Madrid in a reported £60million transfer in July 2017.

Antonio Conte signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in January past year to provide competition but the later has scored just one top-flight goals this season.

The Spaniard has been linked with AC Milan and Sevilla, but now Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign the 26-year-old.

And Caparros has admitted he would like to take Morata to Sevilla.

"It is true that I've heard this rumour, but he is not our player; he is Chelsea's and we have to respect them".


Morata's agent is in in London to secure his departure from Chelsea, with a loan until the end of the season and an obligation to buy in the summer the most likely outcome.

Atletico joined the hunt for Morata earlier this week in an attempt to replace Diego Costa, who is now recovering from a foot injury.

A question marks remains over whether Chelsea would be prepared to see Morata walk out of the door midseason.

"Right now, we are the players who are here and we shouldn't be thinking about players from elsewhere".

"He is an important player for us and we want to have him back [from injury] as soon as possible", he added.

Instead, Costa and Morata could be lining up alongside one another in Spain during the second half of the season, if reports are to be believed.

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