Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has insisted that he wishes to remain with Atletico Madrid beyond this summer. The Spaniard was sent on loan to the La Liga club in January after struggling to find form for the Blues during the first half of the season. Since moving to Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Morata’s form and confidence have appeared to have improved as scored six goals and provide one assist during the second half of the campaign.
In February, Chelsea were slapped with a two-window transfer ban. FIFA found the West Londoners guilty of irregularities in terms of how they had signed young players. If the transfer ban stands, the Blues will have to consider integrating players out on loan into the first team.
Gonzalo Higuain needs to improve his performances for Chelsea if he is to secure his long-term future at Stamford Bridge after Juventus had indicated their disapproval of a return to the club for the Argentine striker, according to Goal.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea is something which would be appealing to him.
Chelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini has heaped praise on striker Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard struck a brace in the Blues’ 2-0 FA Cup win over Championship side Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Tottenham and England star Dele Alli has revealed why he thinks that Alvaro Morata is a “nice guy”.
According to a report published by Calciomercato, fallen Serie A giants AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata next month. If Milan do come calling, the Blues should seriously consider selling – and here is why…
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Alvaro Morata understands his omission from the Blues squad in their victory over Manchester City, before also reassuring the Spanish striker of his future at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher does not believe that Alvaro Morata has a future at Chelsea.
Chelsea had a frustrating season last term, finishing in fifth position in the Premier League standings in a lacklustre attempt at defending their title.
Club legend and current Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has tipped Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata to come good when it comes to putting the ball into the back of the net.
Back in the summer, when Maurizio Sarri freshly took the Chelsea managerial helm, there was a general agreement that they needed to add depth to their forward options. With only Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata as the recognised forwards in the senior squad, the Blues were linked with potential moves with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain before the transfer window ended with Chelsea not being able to sign someone to compete with their two strikers.
Football pundit Andy Gray has slammed Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, even though the Spaniard has found form during recent weeks, netting three goals in his past three games.
Former Chelsea manager and Netherlands football legend Ruud Gullit has claimed that Eden Hazard and Willian do not pass the ball to their teammate Alvaro Morata because they “do not trust” his ability.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has played down reports suggesting that he wanted to replace striker Alvaro Morata during the summer transfer window. Morata arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2017 and was viewed as a direct replacement for the outgoing Diego Costa.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he hopes to see striker Alvaro Morata shed more tears of joy this season. The Spanish international netted the only of the game during the Blues’ 1-0 Europa League victory against Hungarian outfit Videoton last week.
Antonio Rudiger has warned Chelsea are becoming too reliant on Eden Hazard and has called on his teammates to contribute more goals for the club.
During Didier Drogba’s time at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea became one of the most intimidating teams in the Premier League. Mentored by a then swaggering Jose Mourinho and playing alongside other Blues greats like John Terry and Frank Lampard, Drogba and Co. struck terror and fear into the opposition, combining an indomitable defence with ruthless precision up front.
It was surprising to most Chelsea fans that Alvaro Morata stayed at the club this season. The Spaniard was brought in ahead of last season to replace Diego Costa, who had helped the club win the Premier League during the season before. There were heavy expectations on Morata but in the end, he managed just 15 goals from 48 games in all competitions as the Blues finished the season in a frustrating fifth position.
Five matches into the new season and Chelsea are on top of the Premier League standings. Having maintained a 100% record together with Liverpool so far, they lead the Reds via goal difference thanks to their new swashbuckling brand of enterprising football instilled by Maurizio Sarri.
Alvaro Morata has revealed he thought about moving on from Chelsea in the last transfer window following a dip in form in the second half of the 2017-2018 campaign.
Alvaro Morata plans to establish himself as the focal point of the Chelsea attack, with the Spanish striker insisting he never considered the prospect of leaving the club.
The upcoming Premier League season is just around the corner for Chelsea. Under a new regime led by Italian schemer Maurizio Sarri, the Blues’ preparations are well underway. The club hierarchy is keen to support the new manager with a fresh batch of recruits, yet the arrivals have been relatively slow, with Chelsea missing out on a couple of transfer targets, especially ones viewed to provide competition in the striker role for Alvaro Morata and co.
With just over a week left of the transfer window, it is becoming a concern that Chelsea have only made one first-team signing. However, amongst the endless transfer rumours coming out of West London, one that is continuing to gather pace is the one linking them to a move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Chelsea have opened negotiations with Italian giants Juventus regarding the possibility of signing Gonzalo Higuain with Alvaro Morata going the other way, according to reports.
Maurizio Sarri was finally unveiled as the new Chelsea boss on Friday after the club has confirmed the sacking of fellow Italian Antonio Conte. Sarri, who signed a three-year contract, is set to be joined by Blues legend Gianfranco Zola as his number two, and the Chelsea hierarchy have worked quickly to support the new manager’s squad overhaul, with Higuain emerging as one of the top targets for the former Napoli boss. Sarri had previously worked with Higuain in Naples for a year before the forward joined Juventus and the former Partenopei boss is now keen on a reunion with the Argentine forward at West London.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are plotting a deal that involves Morata moving the other way in a cash-plus-player offer for Higuain. The forward underwhelmed in his first season at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are willing to let the 25-year-old Spaniard rejoin the Turin outfit. However, the Old Lady would favour just the cash in order to recoup some of the money they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo’s £100m signing from Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail. It also remains to be seen whether Higuain, who earns a reported £240,000 a week in Juve, would prefer to make the move to England.
On the other hand, Morata arrived at Chelsea over a year ago as the club’s record signing but performed inconsistently, with fitness problems hounding 25-year-old. Conte did not see the striker as a good fit for his preferred system as well, prompting the Blues to secure the services of Olivier Giroud at the turn of the year. Morata scored 15 goals in all competitions for the Blues but ultimately was not selected for the Spain World Cup squad.