The future of Alvaro Morata at Atletico Madrid is reportedly in doubt if we are to believe reports coming out of Spain.
According to Spanish media outlet AS, Chelsea may insist Morata return to Stamford Bridge if the club’s appeal against a two window transfer ban is rejected.
Morata joined Atletico Madrid on an 18-month loan deal in January and the striker has rediscovered his goalscoring form in Spain.
Since arriving at the Wanda Metropolitano, Morata has scored five goals in just 10 league games for Atletico Madrid.
Morata struggled during his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring just 24 goals in 72 games, and according to AS, Morata has indicated he has no intentions of going back to Chelsea.
Morata reportedly feels very happy to be an important player for Atletico Madrid under the guidance of Simeone and isn’t interested in moving back to Chelsea in the summer.
If Chelsea want Morata to return to the club, Atletico Madrid must be informed of that decision between July 1st and 15th, otherwise, the Spanish giants could open negotiations for a permanent deal.
While Morata could be set to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer, Gonzalo Higuain, who replaced Morata at Stamford Bridge, looks set to leave the club at the end of the season.
According to Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, it is almost certain that Chelsea will cancel Higuain’s loan move at the end of the season.
Higuain has expressed his desire to remain at Chelsea beyond this season but unless his form improves, it’s almost certain he would return to Juventus at the end of the season. HIguain has scored just three goals in ten games since joining Chelsea on loan in January.
Meanwhile, Morata insisted last month that people are waiting for him to fail.
He said: “There are many people hoping that I don’t score so that they can criticize me. I play for Spain and Atletico Madrid, I have many eyes on me and I draw a lot of criticism. People can say and write what they want. A few years ago that would have done my head in, but now I’m only focused on helping my team.”