Transfer News: Sevilla Hold Morata Talks Over Loan Deal
Sevilla have held preliminary talks with the agent of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata as they look to sign the Spain international on loan until the end of the season.
Reportedy, Morata’s representative, Juanma Lopez, met with the Liga club recently in a bid to earn his client a move back to his homeland.
Sevilla are willing to pay the entirety of Morata’s £140,000-a-week wages to bring him to Andalusia as they aim to continue their unlikely title bid.
Pablo Machin’s side currently sit third in the Liga table, seven points behind leaders Barcelona, and remain in contention to win a fourth Europa League title in six seasons.
Chelsea are unwilling to let him leave Stamford Bridge unless they can secure a replacement themselves during the January window.
Morata signed for the Blues from Real Madrid in a deal worth an initial £58 million in the summer of 2017, but the 25-year-old has struggled for consistency in front of goal.