Chelsea £60m-rated star on the verge of joining former club

As the Express suggests, Chelsea could agree a deal with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata to return to the former club for the third time.

The Spaniard had a great start but have struggled for form in the second half of the season and could return in the summer. Morata has netted 14 goals in 40 games in all competitions for his side this season and scored the first goal in the Premier League since December 2017.

The £100,000-a-week striker hasn’t had much good fortune come his way at Stamford Bridge, enduring a 13-game scoring drought before netting against Leicester City in the FA Cup.

Real Madrid could sign Morata if they fail in their pursuit for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, as the Spain international enjoyed a successful stint in the capital – 31 goals in 95 games. The 25-year-old joined Juventus from Real in 2014 and spent two years in Turin before moving back in 2016.

If the Express are to be believed, a third stint at Los Blancos is in the offing. He set Chelsea back £60m nine months ago and will likely cost Real Madrid a similar amount this summer.