Things are really heating up on the Alvaro Morata front.
We’ve just reported on alleged interest in the striker from some of Europe’s top clubs, with the striker’s agent Juanma Lopez fielding calls from Barcelona and Bayern Munich among others, according to Spanish radio today.
Perhaps because of these big boys closing in, Sevilla, who were yesterday front runners to sign Morata and also perhaps the most likely destination for him in terms of level, have pulled out of their proposal:
Sevilla gives up on the possibility of Morata joining them this transfer window. The terms imposed by #chelsea make it impossible
El Sevilla abandona la posibilidad de fichar a Morata pic.twitter.com/CkS6jm2k6N
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 10, 2019
That leaves us with an odd situation where a door that was wide open has now apparently shut, and been replaced with a few much heavier doors that are only slightly ajar – to stretch the metaphor a little.
If Sevilla have truly given up, we just have to hope that one of these other sides do have genuinely interest in taking the Spaniard off our hands. What we can’t have is these other big clubs sniffing round him until the final days of January then withdrawing, leaving us stuck with the former Juve man up front for the rest of the season.