Former Barcelona chief admits they were close to signing striker from Chelsea

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Former Barcelona director Javier Bordas admits they were close to signing Juventus striker Alvaro Morata when he was with Chelsea.

Bordas worked for Barca between 2010 and 2020.

He told Mundo Deportivo: “On the subject of Morata, I thought in recent years that (Luis) Suárez needed a replacement and there are not many who can do that because Luis is one of the best.

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“A good one was Morata who wanted to leave Chelsea. I talked about it with (president Josep Maria) Bartomeu and he told me that he liked him a lot.

“I moved for Morata and the truth is that it was possible to bring him on loan but the technical secretariat dismissed it and (Kevin-Prince) Boateng came.”

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