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Milan to rival Juventus for Álvaro Morata’s signature — report

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Italians still keen on bringing the Chelsea striker back to the country.

AC Milan v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Italian news outlets continue to push for Álvaro Morata's return to the country. According to Corriere dello Sport’s latest update on the situation, Milan are readying themselves to challenge Juventus for Morata’s signature.

Milan have recently failed Financial Fair Play regulations, with sanctions still set to arrive, due to their murky financial situation after being acquired by Chinese investor Yonghong Li for €740 million, €380 million of which were acquired via loan from a hedge fund, due to be repaid by October.

One of these sanctions could be preventing Milan from registering new players for multiple transfer windows. But until these are set, the club will move ahead with transfer plans, which apparently include Morata.

To fund his purchase, they are hoping to get good fees from two summer purchases that did not pan out in strikers Nikola Kalinic and André Silva. Along with the sales of goalkeeping prodigy Gianluigi Donnarumma and former Liverpool attacking midfielder Suso, the Rossoneri expect to gather at least €135 million with these moves.

Part of that money could be used to fund Morata. Although by the looks of it, those will go to pay hefty fines to UEFA for their FFP breaches, or partly fund the payment of their ludicrous loan.

This looks to be the rumour of the summer that will refuse to die until we do something with Morata, or until the transfer window is over. There is too much movement in this front for it to just be brushed aside, so we should keep our watch and see if Chelsea will really give up on a promising, albeit misfiring, striker just one season after his arrival.