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Sevilla have held preliminary talks with agent of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

09 January 2019

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has struggled with life at Stamford Bridge and a return to La Liga this month isn't totally out of proportion.

Morata's exit may seem harsh from an outsiders view, but something just isn't clicking for him with the Blues and a loan exit to Sevilla to help him get back to his best may suit both parties.

This claim was made by Sevilla director of football, Joaquin Caparros on Tuesday.

The Spain global has scored just 16 Premier League goals since movving to Chelsea in July 2017 in a reported £60 million ($76m) deal and he has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this month.

"The player may want to come to Sevilla over other options but Chelsea is a hard club to negotiate".

The La Liga side are keen to take Morata on loan for the rest of the season and then make the deal permanent in the summer for a further.

Secondly, in the case of a loan deal, Chelsea are not willing to pick up any of Morata's annual nine-million-euro salary, meaning that any club hoping to sign the Spain striker will have to factor in a sizeable sum in wages.

"[Munir] is an option", he added.

"His contract ends in June and it seems that he has told Barca he will not renew it, but I do not know [about a January move]".

They sit third in the table at present, seven points behind Barcelona as we approach the half-way stage, and are a strong contender to go all the way and win a fourth Europa League in six years. Now, I would say a deal is not done.

Sevilla have held preliminary talks with agent of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata