Confirmed: Spanish club in talks with Chelsea over transfer of world-class no.9

January 12, 2019

La Liga outfits Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros has hinted that the team are “working on” a deal to secure services of Alvaro Morata from Chelsea.

The Spanish side have loaned Luis Muriel to Serie A outfits Fiorentina earlier this week and are now looking to plug the gap to depart by the Colombian’s departure.

Alvaro Morata is one of a few names to have been rumoured with a switch to Sevilla, having struggled to make much of an impact during his 18 months in the English top-tier.

The Blues are believed to be willing to cut their losses with the 26-year-old, who has previously spent five years in La Liga giants with Real Madrid after emerging from the team famed academy back in 2010.

Asked by reporters if Sevilla are keen on to bring Morata back to Spanish football, Caparros said: “We are working on many names. The important thing is that the player wants to come to Sevilla.”

However, reports in Spain claimed that any deal hinges on the Blues ability to persuade AC Milan to cut short Higuain’s loan spell from Serie A champions Juventus, with the Blues needing to replace Alvaro Morata