Chelsea are considering past transfer flop Alvaro Morata as alternative to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Chelsea ‘are considering past transfer flop Alvaro Morata’ as an alternative to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, claims a remarkable report from Spain… as the Blues refuse to meet Barcelona’s £21m asking price

  • Chelsea are eyeing a move for former striker Alvaro Morata this summer window
  • The 29-year-old failed to make an impact in previous spell at Stamford Bridge
  • Blues identified Morata as potential alternative to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 
  • Thomas Tuchel’s side’s lack of firepower was displayed in 3-0 defeat by Leeds 

Chelsea are weighing up a potential move for former striker Alvaro Morata in their search for a new No 9, according to a report in Spain.

The Blues are keen on signing Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, but they have become frustrated in their attempts to agree a deal.

And Thomas Tuchel’s side have now identified Atletico Madrid’s Morata as a potential alternative to the former Arsenal front-man, according to Sport.

Chelsea are eyeing a move for their former striker Alvaro Morata ahead of the window closing

The Blues have grown frustrated in their attempts to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Blues have grown frustrated in their attempts to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The 29-year-old previously spent two seasons at Chelsea but struggled to make an impact in west London after his £60million arrival – scoring 24 times for the Blues.

The Spain international was then shipped out on loan to Atletico Madrid in 2019, before making his move permanent a year later.

Morata has since spent the last two seasons on loan at Italian outfit Juventus, netting 32 goals in 92 appearances for the Bianconeri.

The 29-year-old netted a brace in Atletico's 3-0 opening day victory over Getafe this season

The 29-year-old netted a brace in Atletico’s 3-0 opening day victory over Getafe this season

The marksman returned to the Wanda Metropolitano this summer with the expectation of departing Atleti, yet he has started both of the club’s LaLiga games so far this term.

Morata scored a brace in Diego Simeone’s side’s 3-0 opening day victory over Getafe, which caught the attention of Chelsea according to Sport.

The Blues submitted a player-plus-cash offer for Aubameyang earlier in the window, which would have seen Marcos Alonso move to the Nou Camp, yet Barca are proving difficult with their demands.

Thomas Tuchel's side were embarrassed 3-0 by Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday

Thomas Tuchel’s side were embarrassed 3-0 by Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday

Tuchel is keen to recruit the former Arsenal forward after the pair enjoyed a fruitful relationship together at Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea’s need for firepower was clear for all to see in their 3-0 drubbing by Leeds United at Elland Road on Sunday.

The Blues have lost forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner this summer, and are hot on bringing a new No 9 to Stamford Bridge ahead of the closure of the window. 

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