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Former Milan defender Luca Antonini believes Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is eager for San Siro move

Morata could be set for a return to Italy. (Picture: Getty) Former AC Milan defender Luca Antonini believes Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata already has his heart set on a move to the San Siro. The Rossoneri are eager to bring in another striker to bolster their attacking options ahead of the 2018-19 season. Morata, who spent two seasons in Italy with Juventus between 2014 and 2016, has been heavily linked with a move with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting a meeting between the striker, his agent and Milan directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli in London this week. Morata reportedly met with Milan officials this week. (Picture: Getty) The Spain international enjoyed a bright start to life at Stamford Bridge following his arrival from Real Madrid last summer but lost his spot in the Blues first-team to Olivier Giroud during the second half of the campaign. With Maurizio Sarri’s side now hopeful of signing Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, Morata’s future at the club has grown increasingly uncertain. More: FootballCristiano Ronaldo tells Juventus to sign Real Madrid star MarceloAlvaro Morata already has heart set on San Siro move, says former Milan starAmesbury Novichok victim Charlie Rowley released from hospital Speaking to RMC, former Milan star Antonini encouraged the Serie A giants to pursue a move for the Spaniard over one for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, believing both the player and club are desperate for the deal to be done. ‘I think Morata and Milan have already chosen [each other]. Clearly there is the need to convince Chelsea, who hold his registration,’ Antonini said. Higuain could arrive at Stamford Bridge. (Picture: Getty) ‘As far as I am concerned, I see the Spaniard as more suitable for Milan than a player like Benzema.’ Chelsea meanwhile have also been linked with a move for Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, should they lose Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. A potential swap deal involving the 19-year-old shot stopper and Morata could be an option, according to recent reports in the Italian press. More: Chelsea FC£72m midfielder on list of players Sarri has given to Chelsea owner AbramovichPep Guardiola: Signing new Chelsea recruit Jorginho would have been a mistakeCesc Fabregas reveals he is in constant contact with Eden Hazard over Real move...

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Published By: Metro - Friday, 20 July







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