SEVILLA CONFIRM INTEREST IN MORATA

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Alvaro Morata’s future has been up in the air since the start of the season. The Spaniard who was a record signing for the Blues has failed to live up to expectations under two different managers, and it seems Chelsea are now ready to let him go.

Chelsea have been linked with Gonzalo Higuain with Alvaro Morata being linked with a move to Sevilla, and Sevilla director of football Joaquin Caparros has confirmed that the club are interested in signing the Chelsea striker.

“We are interested in Morata but it is a very, very complicated operation,” Caparros said.

“The player may want to come here over other options but the negotiations with Chelsea will be very complicated.”

Reports suggest Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, flew to Seville to discuss a potential move with Caparros, and there are claims Morata is unhappy at Chelsea.

Morata who has only managed nine goals in 26 appearances for Chelsea this season scored a brace against Nottingham Forest and refused to celebrate both goals and he has looked short of confidence this season.

Speaking about Morata’s unwillingness to celebrate, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said: “I don’t know [if he is happy].

“I hope so but I don’t know.

“It is more important to score than celebrate. He scored two goals in the last match, in the season he has nine.

“In his best season at Madrid he scored 20 goals, so he will be able to have a very good second part of the season and he will try to reach his best.”

With Morata being linked to Sevilla, strong reports from Spain claim that Chelsea are still moving for the 31-year-old, and according to Marca, Sarri and Higuain will now be reunited once again as Higuain has ‘said yes’ to Chelsea’s offer.

The report also claims that the deal could now be finalised ‘in the coming hours’ as Chelsea are willing to pay Higuain’s salary, as well as a potential €40 million (£36m) transfer fee to make the loan move permanent in the summer.

Marca add Higuain could now arrive in west London in the coming hours as the Blues look to rush through a deal.

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