Chelsea are considering using Alvaro Morata as bait to prise Mauro Icardi from Inter this summer, claims Cadena Ser, via Football Italia. Morata joined Chelsea in a club-record £60m deal last summer but the former Real Madrid striker has struggled to settle this summer.
Juventus want to re-sign Morata but Chelsea plan to use the 25-year-old to finally sign Icardi from Inter. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Icardi in recent seasons and are ready to firm up their interest following another stunning campaign from the Argentine.
The Premier League outfit still do not know who will be in charge next season but it seems likely it will be an Italian one way or another. Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is widely expected to replace Antonio Conte in the coming weeks.
In order to sign Icardi, who has a €110m release clause, Chelsea are planning to offer Morata plus up to €40m. Icardi finished the season as the joint top scorer in Serie A, netting 29 goals in 34 appearances.
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