Sevilla chief Caparros: Major competition for Chelsea striker Morata

Tanya Simon
January 9, 2019

Wolves would hope to win the day by offering a Portuguese contingent to help him settle in England - which can be very tough for mid-season arrivals - and a greater degree of gametime than he might expect in competition with World Cup victor Olivier Giroud at Stamford Bridge.

Now they're studying the economics of a potential deal, with Morata's salary alone set to cost Sevilla around one million euros per month.

Pablo Machin's side now sit third in the Liga table, seven points behind leaders Barcelona, and remain in contention to win a fourth Europa League title in six seasons.

The 26-year-old first teamer has struggled to make his mark at Stamford Bridge since joining in 2017 despite having a decent track record in front of goal.

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'Alvaro had a little problem in the last training this morning with his hamstring so we preferred him to rest, ' Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sports.

"It is more important to score than celebrate".

He's scored nine goals in 24 appearances so far this season, including a double in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Nottingham Forest at the weekend, but it's possible that a loan move to rediscover his best form could be seen as the best option for both parties.

Bournemouth's top scorer Callum Wilson is an option , though the Cherries are understood to be standing firm in not selling the England worldwide.

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