Maurizio Sarri on Alvaro Morata's possible departure: 'Of course if he was to go to another club then we need a replacement'
- The 26-year-old forward has been linked with a loan move to Sevilla.
- However, Chelsea's boss states the Spaniard 'is here at the moment' and 'has to think only about playing'.
- The striker didn't celebrate his two goals against Nottingham Forest.
It's unknown whether Alvaro Morata is leaving Chelsea this January or not but it seems like the Spaniard is close to joining Sevilla on loan for the rest of the season. As ESPN report, the striker's departure from Stamford Bridge is likely to happen in January. However, The Blues reportedly hope to replace the 26-year-old striker with Gonzalo Higuain.
When asked about Morata's future at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri said: "Of course if he was to go to another club then we need a replacement. But at the moment he is here, he has to think only about playing. There are 300 players involved in the market and they need to think only about their next match otherwise it's impossible to play."
Sevilla's manager Pablo Machin has admitted signing Alvaro Morata would become a 'bloody blessing': "A problem? Not at all; having Morata would be a bloody blessing for me. Many teams want him because he's worth it. The aim of the club is clear: We want to bring the best in. If due to finances it can't go ahead, nobody can feel frustrated. If we can't, we will lower the bar a bit."
Morata started the FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest and scored two goals. However, he also wasted some chances, including the hilarious point-blank range. Since the start of the season, the Spaniard has netted nine goals in 24 games for Chelsea. In November the player admitted he had to pay regular visits to the psychologist to get confidence back.