Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid ‘this week’

Atletico Madrid will complete the loan signing of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata this week, according to a report in Marca.

Morata joined the Blues from Real Madrid in a €65m deal last summer but has struggled for form for the majority of his time in the English capital.

The report in Marca claims a deal will be finalised on Tuesday which will see the Spain international move to the Wanda Metropolitano until the end of the season.

Whilst Chelsea are said to prefer a permanent sale, Atleti are only in a position to negotiate a loan arrangement and are likely to need to move players on.

Los Rojiblancos are at the limit of their capped wage at €293m per annum whilst the futures of forwards Nikola Kalinic and Gelson Martins – who is negotiating with Monaco – are said to be vulnerable.

Morata played for Atleti during his youth career and while Sevilla and Barcelona have both been linked to his signature this month, a move back to the Spanish capital now appears the most likely outcome.

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