Surprise Chelsea transfer could see forward re-sign for club

Juventus have turned their attention towards struggling Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, according to Rai Sports.

Reports claim that the Turin side have ended their interest in Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.

The French forward had been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford, but that no longer appears to be the case.

It is now believed that they will look to complete a deal that would see the Spaniard return to the Old Lady.

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Mario Mandzukic is being heavily linked with moves away from Juventus, leaving them in the market for another forward.

Morata spent a fruitful two years with Juventus, where he narrowly missed out on winning the Champions League.

The Spanish forward, despite his struggles at Chelsea this season, remains highly thought of in Italy.

The former Real Madrid forward enjoyed a fine start to life at Stamford Bridge but has struggled since the turn of the year, scoring just once in the Premier League since Boxing Day.


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Eden Hazard says the team need to look forward and try to improve in order to ensure we finish the season strongly.

There was a huge sense of frustration following yesterday’s 1-1 draw at home to West Ham United given the fact we had dominated the game for long spells.

Antonio Conte’s side recorded 23 shots on goal, 18 more than the visitors, but we were unable to add to the lead which had been given to us by Cesar Azpilicueta, before Javier Hernandez equalised in the second half.

‘When you see the game we did everything, especially in the first half,’ Hazard said. ‘This season isn’t going well, we made some mistakes and conceded a goal. Then, in front of goal we didn’t score, so that’s it, at the end of the game it’s 1-1 and we are all sad.

‘We need to work together. There are six games left to play in the league and we will try everything to be in the top four at the end of the season.’

It was the second time in a row we failed to take maximum points after going 1-0 up.

‘This season a lot of the games have been the same,’ Hazard said. ‘I remember away at Manchester United, we were in control of the game and in the end we lost. Last week against Tottenham, we were in control in the first half and then we lost the game, so this season isn’t going well. We need to work together.’

Yesterday’s result leaves us 10 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the Premier League table, but Hazard explained why there is still plenty to play for between now and the end of the campaign.

‘I hope, for the Chelsea fans and ourselves, that we can achieve something,’ said the Belgian. ‘We still have the FA Cup to play for so we need to bring this trophy to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

‘When you play for Chelsea you want to be in the Champions League every year but last year we didn’t play in it and we won the title, so sometimes a bad thing can create a good thing, but we will play [to try to qualify] for the Champions League, for sure.’

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