Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid are planning a surprise attempt to re-sign Alvaro Morata, should they fail in their pursuit of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski at the end of the season.
The Germany international is undoubtedly Los Blancos’ prime target to reinforce the centre-forward department, but they could face strong resistance from Bayern Munich, who are not entirely keen on his sale.
According to The Express, the European champions have a back-up option on hand in the form of former graduate Morata, who has underperformed since his switch to the Premier League.
Morata has struggled for form, fitness and injuries during his time at Stamford Bridge, and as per the report, Zinedine Zidane’s side may look to tempt him back to the Bernabeu before next season.
The Spaniard has contributed just one goal in every three appearances since his club-record £60m from Los Blancos, and Chelsea could be lured into a transfer agreement, though it may turn out a risk.
Unlike in other leagues, the Premier League requires an adaptation period for most players, and parting ways with Morata, could see them recruit another marksman, who may have similar struggles in coping with the game.