Juventus are reportedly weighing up a move to bring Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata back to the Allianz Stadium in the summer.
According to a report by Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Alvaro Morata is the subject of interest from Juventus, who are set to enter the market for a striker in the summer transfer window. The Chelsea striker represented Juventus for two seasons from 2014-2016.
Morata has petered out after a strong start to his stint at Chelsea. Almost scoring goals at will at the start of his life at Stamford Bridge, the goals have dried up considerably, with the player finding the back of the net just twice in his last 17 outings.
Morata’s overall record isn’t, as a result, impressive, with 14 goals and 6 assists in 41 appearances across all competitions. But, he continues to be rated highly by clubs across Europe, clubs that could swoop in for him in the summer to take him away from Chelsea after just one season.
One such club is Juventus, who are set to enter the market for an attacking player in the summer. Mario Mandzukic is reportedly set to move away from Turin this summer, with clubs from Turkey and China interested in signing him.
With the Croat being a key player within Massimiliano Allegri’s first-team setup, his departure would leave quite a void at Juventus, which is why a top class replacement will be needed. Morata, who is Chelsea’s record signing, is, thus, a viable target for the Bianconeri, with Allegri an admirer of his talent.
The Juventus boss shares a common view with Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta, that Morata is just the man to bolster attack in the summer. But, Chelsea are’t really willing to let a player who cost €80 million last summer leave after just one season, with the view that he might just be taking time to settle in England.
Even if they do agree to let Morata leave in the summer, it will cost a considerable sum to tempt Chelsea into selling him. It now remains to be seen if Juventus indeed go on to re-sign the Spain international as the summer transfer window fast approaches.