It’s never a good look when a player is pictured meeting with another club’s director of football, and that’s exactly what happened to Alvaro Morata on Wednesday.
The Chelsea striker, who has been rumoured to be seeking an exit from Stamford Bridge after just one season, was seen talking with Juventus’ Fabio Paratici, accompanied by his agent.
Taken in Milan, the picture has led to a few reports emerging, including Calciomercato stating the forward had lunch at a restaurant with the director of football and his representative Juanma Lopez to discuss a potential return to Italy.
It’s even known the restaurant was on via Montenapoleone in central Milan.
This comes off the back of a number of reports that Juventus are trying to put in place a deal similar to Juan Cuadrado’s, with the latest from Corriere dello Sport revealing a potential €60m offer that would include a two-year loan, €15m up front and a €40-45m buy-out clause.
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Arriving at Stamford Bridge following Manchester United’s acquisition of then Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku, Morata enjoyed a relatively mixed first season in England, scoring 15 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions this season.