Italian giants Juventus are setting their sights on a reunion with Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports.
The Serie A side are on the lookout for a new forward as Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic are both over the age of 30. As both strikers may now struggle to recapture their form of years gone by on a regular basis, the Spaniard is seen as a perfect candidate to spearhead the Old Lady’s attack.
Morata only arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer in a club-record £60 million deal from Real Madrid and was expected to fill the void that was left by the departure of Diego Costa as Antonio Conte’s side looked to defend their Premier League title.
Morata started the season in promising form, including netting a hat-trick against Stoke in September, which suggested that he was a good replacement for his compatriot. However, the 25-year-old has largely had a troubled term since, leaving the Blues no choice but to bring in former Arsenal man Olivier Giroud from Arsenal during the January transfer window.
Morata is no stranger to Juventus or Italian football and previously spent two years at the club. During that period, he went on to score 27 goals in 93 games. Morata is still viewed highly by the Juventus hierarchy and they are said to be keen to bring him back.
If they do lose the Spanish international, Chelsea may go all out to bring in a new world-class striker during the summer as they look to improve their fortunes next season, and have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski.