Transfers: Competition hotting up to sign Chelsea striker, director confirms interest

Transfers: Competition hotting up to sign Chelsea striker, director confirms interest

A question marks remains over whether Chelsea would be prepared to see Morata walk out of the door midseason.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone was coy when asked about his interest in Morata.

Morata appears desperate to leave Chelsea having struggled in the Premier League since joining the Blues in the summer of 2017.

According to Diario AS, Morata's agent, Juanma Lopez, arrived in Spain on Tuesday to negotiate the striker's move to Sevilla.

Morata has been linked with a return to La Liga this winter, with Sevilla among the clubs to have registered and interest in the former Real Madrid forward, though the club has admitted that a deal for the Spain worldwide would be "very, very complicated".

But, Morata's return to the Spanish League rests on Barca star Denis Suarez going the other way with Arsenal in contention for his signature but are unwilling to pay the £10m asking price for the 26-year-old.

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Morata was signed by Chelsea to replace Diego Costa, who rejoined Atletico.

"It is true that we have an interest in this player [Morata], but it is a very, very complicated operation", Caparros told the Sevilla's official television channel (as reported by Goal). "We need to wait until January 31", he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

"Right now, we are the players who are here and we shouldn't be thinking about players from elsewhere".

Chelsea had originally been heavily linked with Gonzalo Higuain, but the complicated nature of any such deal given that the player is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus looks to be a problem.

Instead, Costa and Morata could be lining up alongside one another in Spain during the second half of the season, if reports are to be believed.

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