Alvaro Morata’s unhappy stint at Real Madrid could be set to come to an end, reports Diario Gol.
The Spanish publication claim that the striker has told Los Blancos chiefs: “I’m going to London”.
The former Juventus man, who knows Chelsea manager Antonio Conte from their brief time together in Turin, is behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order at the Bernabeu, while Cristiano Ronaldo has also been playing regularly as a centre-forward.
Chelsea, on the other hand, could afford him a lot more games, especially if Diego Costa heads to the Chinese Super League at the end of the season.
Morata’s potential exit has been on the cards almost from the moment he re-joined Madrid.
Much of it hinged on whether the European champions had their transfer ban rescinded, and now that has happened, they will be able to sign a replacement for the Spain international in the summer should he leave.
The 24-year-old is reportedly unhappy because despite scoring six goals in 14 games this season – with only six of them starts – he doesn’t feel Zinedine Zidane has delivered on his promise to give him more opportunities and more responsibility.
And according to the same source, club president Florentino Perez is now being left with no choice but to allow the player to leave as he does not want another problem like this in the team to contend with next season.