Morata’s agent claims Barcelona and Bayern have joined Atletico in chase for his client

Yesterday, Antonio Ruiz from one of Spain’s biggest footballing radio shows El Partidazo, a well connected man in Spanish football, added Atletico Madrid to Sevilla as potential suitors for Alvaro Morata.

That seemed a bit of a stretch, but certainly feasible seeing as Diego Siemone’s side are looking for a boost up front.

But today he’s returned with an update that really jumps the shark.

Now Antonio has added some really big names to the mix. His report on this morning’s show adds Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Monaco as potential destinations for his client.

He claims that Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, has informed Chelsea of interest from all three of these top teams, to add to the continued efforts of Atletico.

We shouldn’t get too excited – firstly it’s clearly in Lopez’ interest to exaggerate which sides want his man and how much they actually want him, but whatever the truth ends up being, the fact that there is a market for Morata at all is a huge boost for us.