It seems Alvaro Morata’s days at Chelsea are numbered, and could come to an end sooner than later. In fact, things are so advanced that manager Maurizio Sarri has already found two potential replacements for the former Juventus and Real Madrid forward.
Several reports in England have indicated that Sarri is keen to replace Morata’s struggling form with at least one of Mauro Icardi or Patrick Cutrone. In fact, the former Napoli boss would be so desperate to complete this move that he has given the green light to make it happen in January.
A report from The Sun has indicated that Sarri has “lost patience” with Morata and requested that the Blues pursue a deal for either Icardi or Cutrone. According to Sarri, either of those two players have potential to become 20-goal-a-season forwards in the Premier League league, something that Morata might never end up achieving.
The transfer fee could end up being the deciding factor here. Icardi has a £90 million release clause in his current deal, while Cutrone could be available for “only” £25m. In fact, they should move quickly since Tottenham are also looking at the 20-year-old Milan star.
Icardi has scored five goals in eight appearances for Inter Milan this season, while Cutrone has three goals in six for cross-city rivals AC Milan.