Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed personal terms with Italian giants Juventus ahead of a possible summer transfer, with the only obstruction now being an agreement between the two clubs, according to Rai Sport via Metro.
The Blues have grown increasingly frustrated with Morata’s contributions this season after he failed to live up tot he expectations and hefty price tag.
Morata arrived from Real Madrid last summer for a fee in excess of £60 million and has scored 15 goals in all competitions, registering five assists, as Chelsea struggle in all the competitions they play except the FA Cup where they have made the final.
Antonio Conte had complained about signings until the club managed to negotiate for the services of Olvier Giroud from Arsenal. The France international has scored four goals in his last five appearances, helping Chelsea regain some hope to make the Champions League next season.
Now, Morata may be off their worry table, with Juventus now reportedly completing one end of a summer deal by agreeing personal terms with the striker as per Rai Sport’s report.
Morata himself had revealed to Marca recently that he has endured a torrid season ‘playing with the aid of painkilling injections’, contributing to his failure in front of goal.
The report by Rai Sport, also says Juventus could decide to land Morata on a two-year loan before signing him permanently in 2020, as they are currently unwilling to match Chelsea bid of more than the £60m they paid for him last year.