Alvaro Morata urges Antonio Conte to complete transfer of £5.2m Premier League striker

November 11, 2017

Chelsea centre-forward Alvaro Morata has reportedly advised Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte to make a move for Everton striker Sandro Ramirez.

The Italian manager is understood to be considering a January move for a second-string striker as he is not convinced by current back-up Michy Batshuayi.

Asper the Don Balon, Alvaro Morata believes that Ramirez, with whom he has a good friendship, would be the ideal forward to have in Chelsea’s ranks.

The 22-year-old Ramirez moved to Everton in the summer from Malaga for a £5.2m transfer fee, but has struggled for form having failed to score in 11 appearances so far this season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have once against been linked with Napoli star Dries Mertens as the summer window moves further into the distance and the January transfer period draws ever closer.

The Blues were linked with the forward in the papers this week, along with title rival Manchester United. There doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of evidence for either making a concrete bid, although one would imagine the Blues have the edge in this particular tussle as United are already so well stocked up front.

While United have Rashford, Martial and Lukaku battling for a single spot, Chelsea are understaffed up top having seen the main target Fernando Llorente join rivals Tottenham on deadline day.