It’s been a bit quiet on the Alvaro Morata front over the past 48 hours, but that might be because the Chelsea striker was having a little time to himself to think things through.
Wanted by a number of sides, the Spain international has now decided on where he wants to head to next, and that’s Atlético Madrid.
According to Marca on Monday, the forward has made it clear he wants his career to continue via the Wanda Metropolitano, to the point where he will even reduce his wages to help get a deal over the line.
Down Atlético Madrid’s end, the desire to sign Morata exists, but they must first make a gap in their wage budget to accommodate the forward, meaning players such as Gelson Martins and Nikola Kalinic could be sacrificed to create some space.
The Chelsea striker has ‘made it clear’ he doesn’t want his wages to be hindrance in the move, despite being unwilling to compromise for other clubs, such is his desire to return to the club he spent time at as a youth player prior to his switch to Getafe in 2007.
It seems it’s all up to Atlético and the Premier League side now.