Atletico Madrid join race to sign Morata

Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Alvaro Morata on loan, as per reports.

The Chelsea forward has been linked with a move away from the club in recent weeks as his struggles have caused the Blues to look at going in a different direction.

Sevilla have been seen as the favourites to secure his services, but negotiations over a loan deal with a permanent transfer clause have yet to be fully agreed upon, although the club is prepared to pay the entirety of Morata’s £140,000-a-week wages to bring him to Andalusia.

The club’s director of football Joaquin Caparros recently stated that he believes the forward wants to join Sevilla, but admits a deal with Chelsea would prove “very, very complicated”.

Now, the Spanish forward’s agents are also in talks with Atletico Madrid over a temporary switch.

Over the next 48 hours, Morata’s people will have a meeting with Atletico over a potential loan switch to the club. The Madrid native was previously in the club’s academy from 2005-07 before switching to Getafe and, ultimately, Real Madrid.

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