Alvaro Morata set to return to La Liga

    Atletico Madrid are on the verge of completing the loan deal that will see Alvaro Morata arriving at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano from Chelsea.

    The former Juventus man will join Los Colchoneros on loan until the end of the season, but the Spanish giants have the option to make a move permanent next summer for €55 million.

    The uncertainty over Diego Costa’s future has forced Diego Simeone to strengthen his firepower.

    Nikola Kalinic, who arrived from AC Milan in the summer, has failed to live up to expectations, which is why Simeone has often been fielding Antoine Griezmann and Angel Correa as two centre-forwards.

    Meanwhile, the 26-year-old Spaniard has struggled to impress Maurizio Sarri and has frequently been starting from the bench in the Premier League this campaign.

    Atletico will be the second Madrid-based outfit, Morata will be playing for after spending five years at Real Madrid.

    On the other hand, the Blues hope to secure the services of Juventus loanee Gonzalo Higuain, who has already expressed his desire to leave AC Milan.

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