- San Siro side AC Milan are reportedly nearing a potential deal for Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata
- Alvaro Morata is planning the quit Stamford Bridge after a £60m move to the Premier League last term
- The Blues according to reports expect potential suitors to cough out between €65-70m (£58-£62m) for Spanish striker
Premier League side Chelsea have placed a price tag of €65-70m (£58-£62m) for Spanish forward Alvaro Morata as Serie A side AC Milan intensify effort to seal a deal for the striker, according to a UK Metro report.
The Spaniard joined Chelsea after penning £60million deal last summer but is eager to leave the Stamford Bridge side after a difficult first season in the English topflight under ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte.
New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has not done much to convince the ex-Real Madrid forward to have a change of heart as it seems Morata is likely to join the San Siro outfit ahead of the 2018/19 season.
According to additional reports from Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio, AC Milan’s new director of sport, Leonardo, held talks with Morata’s delegation on Wednesday.
The report suggested that Morata’s camp have already agreed ‘yes’ to Milan but Chelsea’s estimation of the forward remains on the high side.
Ex-Milan defender Luca Antonini stressed that Morata has already set his sights on a possible switch to the San Siro. “I think Morata and Milan have already chosen [each other],” he was quoted as saying to RMC.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea are reportedly offering Willian a new deal at Stamford Bridge with Barcelona and Manchester United interested in the winger.
The Brazilian is believed to want to leave the club with the Blues having rejected two bids from Barcelona.
The west London club insist the forward is not for sale with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois’ future also uncertain.
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