Date: 19th May 2018 at 5:00am
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It’s been a disappointing campaign for Chelsea and, regardless of the result in the FA Cup final against Manchester United, plenty of changes lie ahead of the Blues.

Last summer’s major recruit Alvaro Morata has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League, enduring a major decline in form in the second-half of the season and regularly finding himself behind January recruit Olivier Giroud in the pecking order.

It seems Chelsea are ready to approve an exit for Morata after just one-year at Stamford Bridge, with Italian outlet TuttoSport, cited by Metro, claiming the Blues are prepared to take a £18m hit on a forward they splashed a club-record fee on last summer.

Chelsea are prepared to sell Morata for £52m this summer, still a large sum of money and one that Juventus, the leading candidates for the signature of the Spain international, will find difficult to meet.

It has been reported that the serial Serie A champions would prefer a loan deal with an obligation to make a switch permanent later down the line like they did with Juan Cuadrado but Chelsea want to sell outright, providing funds for their own summer activity.


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