Atletico Madrid are poised to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea on an initial loan deal with an option to buy the player for £48.5million, per Goal.
The Spain international has, according to the aforementioned report, acquiesced to a pay cut should the option to buy be confirmed at the end of the season.
Morata has struggled in the Premier League, scoring just 24 goals in 72 games for the Blues since his move from Real Madrid in 2017.
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Chelsea broke their transfer record to sign Morata, paying £60m, according to BBC Sport.
However, they are now set to allow him to leave the club, opening the door for them to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus.
Goal claim that Chelsea have already struck an agreement with Juve to secure Higuain’s signature, with the Argentina international also set to move on loan.
The merry-go-round, the report states, will be completed by AC Milan – the club where Higuain is currently on loan – signing Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for a fee of £35million.
And several Chelsea fans have reacted with joy at the news of Morata potentially leaving the club, while others have expressed their sadness that he was never able to capture his best form at Stamford Bridge.
Check out how Chelsea fans on Twitter have reacted to the news below…
Genuinely sad to see Morata leave and it’s a shame it hasn’t worked out for him at Chelsea,wonder what flop we will get next though ? Think Higuain will be the answer to that question #CFC
— ollywoodland (@ollywoodland) January 21, 2019
I knew Morata would misfire at Chelsea. It was a costly panic buy, but even he was given more chances to succeed than Batshuayi. All because they did not want to admit to their mistake. #CFC
— D Black (@DiStarrEnu) January 21, 2019
Alvaro Morata will be leaving to Atletico Madrid. Just sad that another striker just didn’t make the cut at Chelsea. Really the best for both parties #CFC
— Eden Hazard (@KhaiHazard) January 21, 2019
I'll take anyone other than morata at this point tbh ? https://t.co/RY9WOsE0Q9
— 4-3-2-1 (@ajith_cfc) January 21, 2019
€50m for Morata is fantastic business. Only if Marina knew how to buy as well…
— Aman (@cfcAman) January 21, 2019
On the flipside, #BlueMonday turns into #MondayMotivation when you hear Gonzalo Higuain will be in London by tomorrow at the very latest. I'm not overly excited by Higuain – but more so at the prospect of shifting Alvaro Morata. #CFC pic.twitter.com/j6ONOXJ6Vg
— Jesal Suchak (@jescfc) January 21, 2019
Really had high hopes for Morata but unfortunately he isn’t suited for the prem, he has scored some awesome goals for us, I really think he can do well at Atlético and I wish him very well for his future, I’ve only insulted morata on a football level and nothing more #CFC
— Hashim CFC (@Hashyy131) January 21, 2019