Alvaro Morata linked with a return to Juventus

Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move back to former club Juventus after less than one-season at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata Chelsea FC
Alvaro Morata only joined Chelsea back in the summer of 2017

Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport is reporting that Juventus are targetting a summer move for Alvaro Morata who played for The Old Lady between 2014-2016.

The 25-year-old Spanish striker who only joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 for a club-record-fee of £60m has found life in the Premier League tougher than expected. To date he has made a total of 29 appearances, scoring only 11 goals for The Blues.

It is expected if an offer near the £60m Chelsea paid Real Madrid for Morata is received then The Blues board will be more than happy to let the striker leave.

Originally brought in as a direct replacement for Diego Costa who left for Atletico Madrid, Morata got off to a good start in the Premier League by smashing in 10-goals in the first half of the season. However, during the second half of the season, he has only managed one goal.

The January transfer window also saw the arrival of Olivier Giroud from London rivals Arsenal. The giant French striker has gone onto making a big impact at Stamford Bridge replacing Morata as the new first-choice man in attack.

And now with the expected departure of Antonio Conte this summer, it is expected the Spain international striker will also be leaving.

The strikers lack of goals has also put his place for this summers World Cup in Russia in jeopardy. Only recently back in March, the striker was dropped by Spain manager Julen Lopetegui for the friendly internationals versus Germany and Argentina.

If his current form continues it will most likely result in him missing out on this summers World Cup.