Barcelona reject the offer to sign Chelsea forward

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Morata has repeatedly been linked with an exit in recent weeks, while Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri recently declared his eagerness for the club to sign a striker.

Do you think this would be a good move for Morata? earlier reported that Chelsea star Alvaro Morata could be on his way to Barcelona when the January transfer window opens.

Morata has only started 11 of Chelsea FC's 21 Premier League games so far this season and has only managed to net five times in the English top flight.

He has scored seven goals in 19 appearances for the Premier League side in all competitions this campaign.

"The player may want to come here over other options, but it is very complicated".

"It is true that I've heard this rumour, but he is not our player; he is Chelsea's and we have to respect them".

His former club aren't believed to be interested in signing the Spaniard, with their focus on fellow Chelsea ace Eden Hazard.

The Spain worldwide will be granted permission to leave Stamford Bridge this month if the Blues can bring in a replacement in time.

Morata was signed by Chelsea to replace Diego Costa, who rejoined Atletico. The Chelsea striker has been linked with a move to Atleti after their first choice striker Diego Costa suffered an injury and could need surgery to his foot, possibly keeping him sidelined for the most part of the second half of the current season.

Sevilla have looked like the favourites to acquire the 26-year-old's signature, but Atletico look set to do battle with their La Liga rivals.

"Right now, we are the players who are here and we shouldn't be thinking about players from elsewhere".



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