Chelsea should persist with Morata amid Juventus interest

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo are reporting that Juventus are keen to bring Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata back to the Allianz Stadium.

What’s the story?

It’s no secret that Chelsea have had a poor season. Last season’s champions are currently 5th in the Premier League and are almost certain to miss out on the Champions League next season.

It’s looking likely that manager Antonio Conte will be on his way out of Stamford Bridge and one player that could follow him is Alvaro Morata.

That’s according to Mundo Deportivo, who believe the Italian champions’ hierachy want to bring the Spaniard back to Turin to replace Croatian Mario Mandzukic.

Morata spent two years at the Bianconeri from 2014 to 2016 and scored 27 goals in 93 games before returning to his boyhood club Real Madrid

Should Chelsea cut their losses?

Morata only signed for the Blues last season in a huge £60m deal to replace fellow Spain international Diego Costa, who returned to Atletico Madrid.

The 25-year-old has struggled for form this season after an encouraging start and only scored twice since December, with a total of 14 goals in 41 games.

His form has meant a place in the Spain squad for the World Cup is uncertain.

However, with Michy Batshuayi on loan at Dortmund, there are a lack of recognised strikers in what is already a thin Blues squad.

Mundo Deportivo¬†also claim that despite Juventus’ interest, Chelsea do not want to let Morata leave after just one season in England.

Returning to Juventus to compete with Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala for a starting berth may do more harm than good.

With a summer of change at Stamford Bridge looking likely, Morata could do with sticking around for a while longer.