Atletico Madrid in advanced talks with Chelsea centre-forward Alvaro Morata and prepare to make an offer in June when the transfer window opens again. Diego Simeone wants to strengthen the front-line, and his primary target is Spain international who had an impressive campaign and proved his greatness one more time.
Antoine Griezmann decided to change the working place, Diego Costa and Nikola Kalinic already up to 30 and they need back-up. The Argentine manager ready to spend big money on the footballer during the summer transfer window.
Morata joined the Spanish club from the Blues this January with a two season-long loan deal. He is one of the best strikers in La Liga and a key figure for the club. In this season, Alvaro played 41 matches, scored 15 goals and made one assist in all tournament.
It is an excellent consequence, and he can improve his results during the next campaign. The 26-year-old centre-forward has contracted with the London club until 2022, and his release clause is nearly £50m. His price could increase during this summer and become much more.
The Spanish striker regularly plays in the national team and also helped them to reach the playoff in the Euro 2016, but after losing 2-0 with Italy, they kicked out from the tournament. Probably he will accept the right offer from the Argentine coach.
Atletico Madrid added several players last summer like Rodrigo Hernandez from Villarreal, Thomas Lemar from Monaco, Santiago Arias from PSV, Gelson Martins from Sporting, Jonny Castro from Celta Vigo, Nikola Kalinic from Milan, Nehuen Perez from Argentinos and Antonio Adan from Real Betis.