The player has fallen behind the pecking order under Maurizio Sarri
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 Spaniard struggled to find his feet in the Premier League last season. He also struggled with a mysterious back injury which kept him sidelined for a long period.
The Spain International just scored 15 goals 47 appearances across 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 after his underwhelming debut season in the Premier League.
The 25 year old’s future was uncertain throughout summer and was linked with a return to Serie A before transfer deadline, with his former club Juventus and AC Milan were reportedly interested in him.
However, club’s new manager Maurizio Sarri decided to keep hold of the striker and preferred him ahead of Olivier Giroud in the first 4 Premier League fixtures. Though he scored a goal against Arsenal but struggled to make any impact.
Due to his poor form, he was dropped from the starting XI in the previous 3 matches and the Frenchman has been preferred ahead of him. The former Arsenal star has been impressive so far and is likely to included in first team more.
Chelsea could be open to selling striker Alvaro Morata in January, claims The Sun.
Should his former club Juventus reignite their interest this winter, the Blues may take the opportunity to offload their struggling forward.