Spanish media: Barcelona consider Morata loan
- Barcelona allegedly enter the race for Chelsea outcast.
- Morata is interested in Camp Nou switch.
- The deal depends heavily on if the Blues will find a replacement.
- Sevilla are also reported to be in the negotiations over the loan deal that will bring over Morata to Andalusia.
- Atletico Madrid are regarded as anoher competitor for the Chelsea striker.
Barcelona are considering a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, as the Spaniard is allegedly interested in a Camp Nou switch in January.
According to the Catalan outlet Sport that broke the story, the deal heavily depends on if Chelsea would be able to sign another striker, as well as if Barca can offload midfielder Denis Suarez and attacker Munir.
Currently two other La Liga sides - Atletico Madrid and Sevilla - are looking to sign Alvaro Morata on loan in January with an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
The Independent claims that the negotiations are in advanced stages, with both clubs and the striker looking to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Sevilla sporting director recently claimed Morata himself prefers an offer from the Andalusian side.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid seem to be another strong contender for the Spaniard's services. Their boss Diego Simeone played coy when asked about the rumour connecting Alvaro Morata with a move to the Spanish capital.
The coach took an evasive approach, as he said:
"The only thing I'm thinking about is the upcoming match against Levante. I don't speak about players that aren't with us, only those that are.
"I can't confirm or deny anything because coaches wait to see what the club can do."