Chelsea are eyeing a massive restructure to their squad after a disappointing campaign saw them miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League and there could be significant departures from Stamford Bridge.
Alvaro Morata was only signed last summer for a club-record fee but has struggled to establish himself in English football, netting 11 Premier League goals and contributing a further six assists to the FA Cup finalists.
While that return is fairly decent, Morata suffered from a massive drop in form during the second-half of the campaign and often found himself benched behind January acquisition Olivier Giroud, who signed from Arsenal.
That’s left Morata’s future in limbo and The Independent states that Juventus are looking to bring the Spain international back to Turin, where he spent two successful seasons before rejoining Real Madrid.
However, the serial Italian champions would prefer a loan stint in a similar set-up to what they had with Juan Cuadrado; who finally sealed a permanent move to Turin last summer for £20m, after Juventus previously paid loan fees and performance related bonuses for the previous two seasons.
Given the figure Chelsea paid for Morata, and the fact they’re looking to raise funds for their own transfer activity, the Blues are likely to demand a permanent sale if they’re to approve a departure for the 25-year-old striker.