Escape route confirmed as La Liga giants admit interest in struggling Chelsea attacker

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has continued to attract interest from La Liga side, Sevilla, as confirmed by the club’s director of football Joaquin Caparros.

However, Caparros admits his side may find it difficult to successfully negotiate the deal he calls ‘very complicated’.

“It is true that we have an interest in this player [Morata], but it is a very, very complicated operation,” Caparros told the club’s official television channel.

The player may want to come here over other options, but it is very complicated. Chelsea are a club who are very difficult to negotiate [with].”

Joaquin Caparros, Four Four Two

With only 16 goals to his name, Morata has not found life easy at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Spain in the summer of 2016. He scored 11 goals in his maiden season and has only five in this campaign. The expectations were that he will improve his form in front of goal under Maurizio Sarri’s attacking system, but it has been anything but.

At 25 years old, Morata is still valued highly by Chelsea despite his poor goal returns and Sevilla see complications in any move for him this month.

A loan option and Caparros’ statement about Morata’s wish to join his side may increase the chances of the Spanish giants.