Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of replacing star striker Alvaro Morata and will look to do so in the January transfer window.
According to SunSport, the club have now conceded that Morata is unlikely to become a top Premier League goalscorer and so are beginning to eye potential new faces for a mid-season shake-up.
Despite Maurizio Sarri’s side getting off to an impressive start to the season which currently sees them sitting second in the table, the Spanish attacker still hasn’t produced top level performances.
Alvaro Morata started in good shape at the beginning of his debut campaign in 2017/18, but then hit a goal drought midway through and has not fully recovered his best form since.
New manager Sarri trusted the 25-year-old to start the season up front for Chelsea, however soon changed his mind and followed Antonio Conte by dropping him in favour of Olivier Giroud.
Sport claim the Blues’ board see the team as genuine title contenders again this season and don’t want to jeopardise their chances by failing to address their lack of a top quality goalscorer.
Therefore, they may look to offload the former Real Madrid and Juventus man, and splash out on someone new.
Some of the big names likely to be linked with Chelsea in the coming months include Robert Lewandowski, Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala.
Although it is not yet known whether the club would look to recruit proven quality as above, or a top class prospect like Krzysztof Piatek, Patrick Cutrone, Timo Werner or Alexander Mitrovic.