Sport Borussia Dortmund linked with a move for Alvaro Morata

21:30  17 may  2018
21:30  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Atletico Madrid join the race for Alvaro Morata

  Atletico Madrid join the race for Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid have reportedly joined the race to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea this summer. The Spanish forward has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the upcoming months and it seems a number of teams have expressed an interest. According to claims from the Spanish media, as cited by Calciomercato, the latest side to have considered a move for Morata is Atletico, who are named to be on the lookout for replacements for Fernando Torres. Morata is reported to be a top target for former club Juventus this summer but if these emerging claims are to be believed, they may face competition to land the forward. Chelsea landed Morata for a sum in the region of £60 million from Real Madrid in the summer but he has failed to convince after a good start to life in English football. Atletico will undoubtedly be keen to bolster their attacking reinforcements, with Torres leaving and Antoine Griezmann’s future at the club in doubt.

Blues linked with £70m move for the Gabon international. Antonio Conte has already missed out on Romelu Lukaku while Alvaro Morata could join AC Milan. Chelsea have been told a move for Borussia Dortmund 's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must be completed this week as the Premier

They remain keen on Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata but know the La Liga champions will demand a huge transfer fee to part with the 24-year-old. Arsenal and Manchester United have both previously been linked with moves . GETTY. Borussia Dortmund have offered Chelsea the chance to sign

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is wanted by Juventus this summer but according to fresh reports, Borussia Dortmund have also joined the race for his signature.

Morata endured a difficult first season in English football despite getting off to an impressive start. He was rotated with Olivier Giroud in the second-half of the season and struggled to cope with the intensity of the Premier League.

The Spanish forward is understood to be a priority target for Juventus, with claims having been made that he’d be keen on a return to Turin.

Alvaro Morata wearing a blue shirt: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport

However, according to a report from German news outlet Bild, as cited by talkSPORT, Dortmund are also keen to make a surprise swoop for the striker this summer.

Arsenal in 'advanced' talks over deal for Borussia Dortmund star

  Arsenal in 'advanced' talks over deal for Borussia Dortmund star Arsenal have reportedly accelerated their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Greek international for a couple of months now and according to Italian news outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, they have progressed in their talks with Dortmund. It’s reported that Arsenal will make Sokratis their first signing since the departure of Arsene Wenger was confirmed, inferring that a deal to sign the defender is close to completion. The report outlines how the negotiations between the two clubs is at an ‘advanced’ stage, with an agreement set to be tied up in the near future. Sokratis has been a key man for Dortmund in recent seasons but appears to be keen on securing his first ever move to the Premier League, with Arsenal waiting in the wings. The Gunners’ defensive woes have been well-documented this season and it seems measures are being taken to remedy this problem.

Real Madrid's Morata and Borussia Dortmund 's Aubameyang have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and Hislop believes the Gabon international would be a better fit. Chelsea are ready to make their move for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata .

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Borussia Dortmund were ready to sell him this summer. Chelsea were linked with a £65 million move for the 28-year-old striker as a replacement for Diego Costa before they ended up signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Peter Stoger’s side remain keen to land Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal from Chelsea after the Belgian international impressed during his six-month loan spell in the Bundesliga.

Although, if this move falls through, it seems they will target a different Chelsea attacker in the form of Morata.

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Batshuayi to make Chelsea decision after World Cup .
Michy Batshuayi is refusing to decide his future until after the World Cup in Russia this summer. According to the Mirror, the striker is not thinking about his future, amid reports Borussia Dortmund want to sign him permanently. “I don’t have a preference; they’re two beautiful clubs. My focus is on the World Cup right now and I don’t want to think about what happens afterwards.” Batshuayi impressed during his brief spell in the Bundesliga, scoring seven goals in nine starts for the club. Injury cut his time in Germany short, but he is expected to be fit for this summer’s tournament. The striker had fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte, who failed to trust the striker on a regular basis. Conte’s imminent departure could be the catalyst for the striker to return to Chelsea and make an impact in the first-team squad. Alvaro Morata continues to be linked with moves away from the club after struggling for consistency in his first season. Inter, Juventus and Milan have all been linked with the player.

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