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Morata agent in Spain for Sevilla negotiations — reports

Looking for an exit?

According to Spanish radio station COPE, Álvaro Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez was in Sevilla on Monday to negotiate potential terms for the striker’s exit from Chelsea back to his home country .

The news comes just two days after Morata’s brace against Nottingham Forest, in which he was less than enthusiastic in his goal celebrations. According to Spanish newspaper Marca, his indifference was a reaction to Gianfranco Zola’s “call to action” when speaking about Morata’s struggles and areas of improvement, ahead of the FA Cup encounter with Forest.

Marca add that Sevilla are not the only interested party in Morata’s services. German clubs Borussia Dortmund, from whom Chelsea just acquired Christian Pulisic, and Bayern Munich, who want to take Callum Hudson-Odoi away from Stamford Bridge, also supposedly enquired about his situation.

But, Sevilla have the upper hand, especially if they are willing to take up the entirety of Morata’s £140,000 per week wages during the half-season loan, as reported by Goal journalist Nizaar Kinsella.

Taking Morata, who was Chelsea’s most expensive acquisition with a £60 million price tag until Kepa Arrizabalaga’s arrival last summer on a £72 million fee, will not be cheap. But it might be in the best interest club and the player to try to work out a deal, given how Morata has seemingly not enjoyed his 18 months in London much at all.

But if not, we will keep on trying. Morata certainly has the technical tools to be a great striker. There is still time for him to evolve and improve and settle at Chelsea — if he wants to.

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