Alvaro Morata is believed to have run out of patience with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid and wants a move away from the Spanish club, with a number of parties interested, reports Italian news source Calciomercato.
Former Juventus striker is frustrated with his lack of playing time at Real Madrid, as Zidane has mostly relied upon his countryman Karim Benzema to lead the front-line at the Santiago Bernabeu. Morata, who has been mostly overlooked, has been really fruitful with 23 goals for the season already.
Despite outscoring Karim Benzema in fewer matches, Morata is finding playing time hard to come by. The situation has caused a fall-out between him and Zidane.
According to reports, Morata’s girlfriend wants him to to move to Italy, but the striker would prefer to work under his previous manager Antonio Conte. Chelsea are in search of a new striker after reports linked Diego Costa with a mega-money move to China, and the Italian is also eager to replace the outgoing Costa with Alvaro Morata.
A lot of clubs have shown their interest, but the current Premier League leaders look to be the most likely destination of the striker for now.
Written by Shorya Panwar
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