Juve offer Higuain swap for Morata

Juventus are intent on a return for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata and have offered Gonzalo Higuain as part of a swap deal, say reports.

Morata, 25, moved to Stamford Bridge in a €65m deal from Real Madrid last summer but despite a fast start endured a tough second half to the season.

Having played for Juventus between 2014 and 2016, scoring 27 goals in 93 appearances, he has missed out on a place in the Spain squad for the forthcoming World Cup.

The London Evening Standard now report representatives from Juve as proposing a potential swap deal between the two strikes, with the Italian champions keen to offload Higuain.

The Argentine striker joined from Napoli in 2016 and the Bianconeri are said to be keen to free up his wages and bring back the Spaniard as his replacement.

Juve’s initial offer of a two-year loan deal with an option to buy was said to be knocked back, although the FA Cup holders may be open to selling Morata should he wish to leave.

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