Maurizio Sarri has urged Chelsea ace to up his game

The player struggled to make an impact last 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 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 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 after his underwhelming debut season in the Premier League.

The 25 year old future’s has been uncertain this summer and has been heavily linked with a summer exit. He has been linked with a return to Serie A, with his former club Juventus and AC Milan.

The Blues have appointed former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri as their new manager after sacking Antonio Conte despite his contract expiring at the end of next season. Since his appointment, the club have been heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain.

The Turin Side completed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid earlier this month and now they are reportedly willing to let the Argentina International leave this summer.

This further intensified the speculations that the Spanish striker could be sold by the Premier League giants though he has actively taken part in pre-seaon training and impressed in a 1-1 International Champions Cup draw with Inter on Saturday, helping to create the opening goal for Pedro.

Sarri has urged him to up his game amid transfer links to the Argentine Striker and and claimed that he is still waiting for the best Morata.

“I’m still waiting for the best Morata,” the 59 year old told reporters, as quoted by Goal, when asked about former Napoli striker Higuain.

“In the first match Morata did not play very well, in Australia [in a 1-0 defeat of Perth Glory].

“But tonight, especially in the first 30 minutes, he improved a lot. I am satisfied and I am very confident in him for the future.”

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