Despite signing for Chelsea in the summer 2017 for around £70 million, Spanish striker Alvaro Morata could already be on his way out of the Blues to pave way for exciting young Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan, according to the Sun.
Morata, who has proven himself at some of Europe’s biggest clubs like Real Madrid and Juventus has endured an underwhelming and inconsistent debut campaign in the Premier League last season, scoring just three times in 2018 and coming under intense criticism from the media.
The Spaniard made a steady start to the season, netting ten in his first twenty games but lacked any real fire power in the second half of the season and as it transpires, it may well cost his career at Stamford Bridge.
After a poor season, Chelsea’s problems haven’t eased up with the strong rumours of goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois being linked with a move away from the club after not signing a new contract being offered to him and only having one year remaining on his current one.
To resolve this, Chelsea are keen on bringing Gianluigi Donnarumma to the club as a long-term replacement for Courtois where the 19-year-old would be likely to be automatic first choice. The Italian giants will not want to lose Donnarumma, who broke into the first team at the tender age of sixteen in 2015 and is tipped to be his countryman and namesake’s, Gianluigi Buffon, long-term successor in the national side.
Chelsea could face a turbulent summer ahead and it will be important for them to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Will the decision on Antonio Conte’s future prove to be a key factor or will it matter?
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