Juventus Turn Tables and Set for Chelsea Raid


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Less than a year after breaking the club transfer record, Chelsea are bracing themselves for a Juventus bid for Alvaro Morata a Daily Telegraph report claims.

The 25-year-old was a £57m signing from Real Madrid as the Blues became desperate to strengthen their forward line. However, the Spain international is struggling to adjust to the English game after a promising start.

Two goals in consecutive games against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur ended a 13-match barren spell. Morata once again failed to find the net in Sunday’s disappointing one-all draw with West Ham United.

The Spaniard spent two seasons on loan in Turin, scoring 27 goals in 93 appearances for the Bianconeri. Real Madrid exercised a buy-back option during the summer of 2016, hoping to turn around a quick sale to fund the purchase of Paul Pogba. That deal never materialised nor did the Premier League interest at the price Real wanted.

Instead, they were left up to £20m out of pocket as the English clubs rejected the £80m price tag. Even now, Chelsea’s decision to pay over €65m looks questionable.

Juventus though, believe they have the style and technique which will allow Morata to thrive. Having been left out of the Spain squad for the recent matches against Germany and Argentina, the centre-forward has concerns that he may not make the Russia 2018 squad.

A move agreed to the Italian champions-to-be might rise his profile and sway Julen Lopetegui’s mind in his favour.