Deal Close: Chelsea closing in on a transfer of 26-year-old forward

By | January 22, 2019

Chelsea centre-forward Alvaro Morata has reportedly been on the verge of finalising his switch to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and a deal will be announced this week.

The Spain international forward has left out of the Blues’ matchday squad for the last three games in the English top-tier, it is believed that he has been in talks with Atleti over a possible return to Spain’s capital.

After enduring a frustrating year at Stamford Bridge, with the goals drying up since the start of 2018, Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schira claimed that Spaniard has finally secured a move to Atletico Madrid.

La Liga giants have supposedly reached a loan agreement with the Blues and can turn that into a permanent deal this summer in a fee believed to be around £48.5m.

Meanwhile, the Blues are are also expected to confirm the arrival of Argentina international forward Gonzalo Higuain as Morata’s successor in the next 24 hours.

Chelsea are also keeping tabs on AC Milan midfielder Frank Kessie and they could use Bakayoko as a part of the deal to get to deal done for Ivorian.