- Spanish striker Alvaro Morata could be nearing January transfer move to Barcelona
- The forward has netted five times in 16 Premier League appearances this campaign
- His deal however hinges on Denis Suarez joining English topflight side this month
Barcelona are reportedly plotting a January transfer move for Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata as Luis Suarez back up.
Having suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat to Levante in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey encounter on Thursday night, the Catalans are condemned to sign a striker this month.
The Blues outcast however remains the favourite candidate to seal a move to the Camp Nou during the winter transfer window.
Morata has managed to score seven goals in all competitions for the Stamford Bridge side this campaign and the Blaugrana are willing to sign him regardless.
The Spaniard arrived at Chelsea in 2017 from Real Madrid in a deal worth £60 million but has failed to live up to his billing at the club.
Spanish news outlet SPORT reports that Barcelona want to strengthen their attacking line and provide cover for hitman Luis Suarez, who has 12 times in 17 league matches this season.
But, Morata’s return to the Spanish League rests on Barca star Denis Suarez going the other way with Arsenal in contention for his signature but are unwilling to pay the £10m asking price for the 26-year-old.
Meanwhile, Gunners boss Unai Emery will hope to sign the star on loan, though that does not suit Barcelona or Morata.
The Spanish League giants will only get the chance to sign the former Los Blancos forward if they also sell a couple of players this transfer window.
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are other La Liga teams who have shown interests in signing the 26-year-old on loan.
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And according to reports, Morata has held talks with Atletico with a deal suiting the Spaniard as he still has friends and family in Madrid having spent five seasons in Spain’s top flight.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea star Alvaro Morata could be on his way to 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.
He has scored seven goals in 19 appearances for the Premier League side in all competitions this campaign.
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