The club considers him too expensive
Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a record transfer fee of £60 million last summer, to fill the sizable boots of Diego Costa who left them to join his former club Atletico Madrid.
Despite a dazzling start in England, with eight goals in his first seven games, the 25 year old struggled to find his feet in the Premier League last season. He also struggled with mysterious back injury which kept him sidelined for a long period.
The Spain International just scored 15 goals 47 appearances in all competitions during the 2017-18 campaign, with 11 of them coming in the Premier League. He even missed out on Spain’s World Cup squad due to his underwhelming debut season in the Premier League.
His future is uncertain and has been heavily linked with a summer exit with numerous clubs showing interest in him. The Blues have also been linked with a move for strikers like Robert Lewandowski and Mauro Icardi in the summer which puts more question marks over his future.
Alvaro Morata has emerged as a target for Borussia Dortmund this summer. They have been monitoring his situation ahead of a potential move.
The German side have prioritized signing a new striker this summer after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal in the January transfer window. They were also intersted in signing another Premier League side’s striker Michy Batshauyi, who enjoyed a successful loan spell there.
The Belgian joined them in January for the rest of the season and proved to be an instant him. They expressed their desire to make the deal permanent but was refused and now have turned their attention towards the former Juventus star.
But Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says Morata is too expensive for the club, as they continue to search for a replacement for the Gabon International. Chelsea wants to recoup the transfer fee they paid for him and it could prove to be a stumbling block.
“I would say that Morata is too expensive – without knowing exact sums,” he told Bild.