Chelsea unlikely to sell Alvaro Morata this summer

Antonio Conte wants the striker to prepare for the next season

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 to his Chelsea career with eight goals in his first seven games, the 25 year old has struggled for form at Stamford Bridge over the course of the season.

The Spain International has just scored 11 goals in 29 Premier League games and also struggled with injury, he even admitted of taking painkilling injections.

The forward’s struggles have led to speculation that his former club Juventus could sign him this summer. He enjoyed two successful years at the club from 2014-2016 before joining Real Madrid. Reports suggest Serie A giants could make a £60 million bid this summer or look to take him on a loan.

The Blue’s manager Antonio Conte hinted that the club will not sell Morata this summer and wants him to prepare for the next season.

“Morata is Chelsea’s player, he must be ready to play tomorrow and next season. I think the situation is very clear,” he told reporters as quoted by

Pressed on links with Juventus, Conte added: “I don’t like to comment on speculation. Now it is right for everyone to be focused on the present and finish this season in the best possible way.

“I think this season was a difficult season, but not only for Morata. Your [the press] focus is only Morata, but I would like it if your focus was for the whole team. Not only one player.”

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