Alvaro Morata Sevilla would be at huge loss for Blues

Rex Christensen
January 9, 2019

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.

Chelsea are unwilling to let him leave Stamford Bridge unless they can secure a replacement themselves during the January window.

Chelsea are close to making a shock bid for Real Madrid striker and superstar Karim Benzema, The Mirror reports. But Maurizio Sarri has preferred to deploy Eden Hazard in the false nine role in recent weeks.

The Blues booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round thanks to their 2-0 home win against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea FC are now gearing up for the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Tuesday night. "I hope so but I don't know". Benzema scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for Real Madrid last term.

Quite where Morata would fit into the pecking order at Sevilla is unknown, with Wissam Ben Yedder and Andre Silva having netted 24 goals between them in all competitions this season.

Sevilla are looking to strengthen in the attacking third having loaned out Luis Muriel to Fiorentina.

The report further details that Chelsea will not be prepared to offload the Spain worldwide unless they have a direct replacement lined up for January.

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