Chelsea are ready to rejuvenate their forward line with a new striker and will allow Alvaro Morata to leave, according to The Sun.
The Spanish forward signed for a club-record deal in the summer of 2017 under Antonio Conte but has struggled to prove his worth in the Premier League, which led the Blues to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal in January.
Maurizio Sarri has given Morata opportunities this season but he continues to disappoint and Chelsea are edging towards the belief that he will never make the grade in English football, leading them to make a major change.
Chelsea’s wish-list includes Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who has regularly flirted with an exit in recent years, Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and AC Milan’s 20-year-old talent Patrick Cutrone – with Sarri knowing the latter two well from his time in Italian football.
The Blues would expect to still earn a decent fee from offloading Morata who, at 25, has plenty of years ahead of him to rekindle his career.