Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata met with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici in Milan on Wednesday, Goal can confirm.
The 25-year-old striker was photographed meeting with his former club, further fuelling speculation he could depart Stamford Bridge
The meeting, which was also attended by Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez, is likely to further fuel speculation the Spanish forward could leave Chelsea after just one season.
Morata joined the Blues from Real Madrid last summer for a club-record £60 million (€68m/$80m) fee, and scored 15 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions in 2017-18.
Though he got off to a strong start, the 25-year-old faded as the season wore on and ultimately missed out on Spain’s World Cup squad as a result .
Morata’s struggles have led to speculation he could re-join Juve, with whom he had a successful two-year loan spell between 2014 and 2016.
During his two seasons in Turin, Morata scored 27 goals in 93 official appearances with the Bianconeri and won five trophies.
Our exclusive has been confirmed! #Chelsea striker #AlvaroMorata today is in Milan with his agent and they met #Juventus director, Fabio #Paratici !
#CalciomercatoAA pic.twitter.com/AjG4FNlQ8M — Agentianonimi.com (@AgentiAnonimi) May 23, 2018
In addition to Juventus, Milan have also been mooted as a potential destination for Morata.
On Tuesday, Morata’s Italian agent Beppe Bozzo met with Milan’s hierarchy about a potential move, but unlike Wednesday’s meeting with Juventus, Morata himself did not attend.