Catalan newspaper Sport claims Barcelona are debating the possibility of signing a striker on loan for the next six months.
For this to happen, there are several conditions and one of them is to allow Denis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi leave the Camp Nou in January and invest the funds they receive in bringing the No 9 on a temporary deal.
The La Liga winners have been ‘offered’ Alvaro Morata and the striker is keen on leaving Chelsea this month.
It’s claimed the 26-year-old has not adjusted to the life in the English capital and his agent has asked the Blues to let the player leave on loan for six months.
The west London club are open to the idea, but will only allow the deal to take shape if they bring in a replacement.
The Premier League outfit are demanding €3m loan fee, and 50 percent of his wages must be taken care by clubs interested in taking him on loan, meaning the six month operation would cost €10m.
The opportunity to play for Barca ‘attracts’ Morata and most importantly, it will allow him to return to the Spanish league, something he wants to do as soon as possible.
Sport claims Ernesto Valverde’s side will only consider the ex-Real Madrid man if the economic conditions are favourable and, so far, no decision has been taken..
The report adds there could be more developments on this next week.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo has an update about Morata to Barcelona links as they claim it was the frontman’s agent Juanma Lopez who offered him to the Blaugrana.
The Spain international’s representative offered his client to general manager Pep Segura and technical secretary Eric Abidal and in response, they have told Lopez they will get back to him.
However, it’s one of those times where you says thanks, but no thanks and that’s exactly what the response from the Catalan club is. Journalist Miguel Rico explains three reasons why they will not sign the former Juventus striker.
The first one is due to economic restrictions because the deal would cost Barca €5m (€2m more than what Sport mentioned) plus they have take care of Morata’s wages too.
Secondly, the player will only get opportunities if Luis Suarez is injured or used when the coach decides to rotate.
While Sport’s report said no decision has been taken yet, Mundo’s report should put Morata’s chances of joining the European giants to bed.