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Last week, Chelsea reportedly handed Spanish club Atletico Madrid an ultimatum to either sign Alvaro Morata for around £50million this summer or face the threat of the Blues triggering the recall clause that was placed in his 18-month loan deal.
According to The Telegraph, Atletico Madrid are lining up a bid to sign Alvaro Morata permanently to avoid Chelsea triggering the recall clause in his loan deal.
Morata is keen to make his stay at Atletico Madrid permanent after struggling to adapt to the Premier League.
The 26 year old striker arrived Chelsea for a then club record £57million in July 2017 and the Blues would get back the money spent on the striker by selling for £50million now, as Atletico also had to pay a loan fee in January.
Morata has begun preseason training with the La Liga giants already and is thought to be optimistic that a deal between the sides can be struck.
Since joining Atletico Madrid in January, Morata has netted six goals in 17 games – establishing himself as a key player.
With Atletico Madrid set to make Morata’s stay permanent and Chelsea opting against keeping Gonzalo Higuain, the Blues will head into the new season with Olivier Giroud, Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham as our striking options.