Barcelona set to sign Chelsea striker Morata as Luiz Suarez's back up

Barcelona set to sign Chelsea striker Morata as Luiz Suarez's back up

- Barcelona are plotting a surprise move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata in January

- The former Real Madrid star is unhappy at the Stamford Bridge owing to the heavy criticisms he has been subjected to at the club

- His agent has informed the Catalans his client is willing to move to the Camp Nou when the winter transfer window opens

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata has emerged top priority signing for Barcelona when the January transfer window opens.

The Spaniard is said to be unhappy at the Stamford Bridge and could be on his way to the Camp Nou as a back up for Luiz Suarez.

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He has scored seven goals in 19 appearances for the Premier League side in all competitions this campaign.

SunSport however reports that the Catalans are hoping to land the heavily criticised striker to ease the pressure on Suarez, who turns 32 in January.

The publication reveals that Uruguayan has a received stem cell treatment for a knee injury, but Barca fear he could relapse during the second half of the season.

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Meanwhile, Munir has not impressed the manager having been handed the chance to lead the team's attack.

While Paco Alcacer has completed a permanent move to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018.

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Having exhausted all his options, Morata could be the only player that fits the bill coach Ernesto Valverde is looking for following his struggles in England.

The former Real Madrid man continues to frustrate Chelsea fans with his numerous offside runs and wasted chances in each match.

And the striker himself is reportedly unhappy too, showing his anger after scoring in the 4-0 win over PAOK.

Legit.ng recalls that Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has confirmed that he has no plan of leaving his Premier League side after scoring against Arsenal on Saturday, August 18.

Before the start of the new season in the Premier League, the Spain international was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

And now, the former Juventus star has made it clear that he wants to stay in the Premier League to prove himself.

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