Chelsea FC eye Serie A duo to replace misfiring Alvaro Morata – report

Chelsea FC want to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi or AC Milan forward Patrick Cutrone to replace Alvaro Morata, according to a report

Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta Photo: Alvaro Morata / Instagram

Chelsea FC want to sign Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi to replace struggling Alvaro Morata, according to a report in England.

The Sun is reporting that the Argentina international is Maurizio Sarri’s number one choice to become the centre point of his Chelsea FC attack.

The same article states that the Blues have a contingency plan should Icardi prove too expensive to lure from the San Siro outfit given his importance to Inter Milan.

According to the same story, AC Milan forward Patrick Cutrone would be a more economical option to replace Chelsea FC’s misfiring Spain international.

The Sun adds that the Chelsea FC board are prepared to release the transfer funds to sign a new striker to provide Sarri with the necessary firepower to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool FC.

Morata has scored two goals in seven games in the Premier League this season but the 26-year-old still looks the shadow of the player who was so impressive at Juventus and Real Madrid.

The Spanish centre-forward scored seven goals in seven games to make a brilliant start to his Blues career under Antonio Conte last term after he became the west London side’s record signing.

However, the £60m signing struggled to maintain his form and his confidence evaporated in the second half of the season following a return of three goals in his final 23 outings of the campaign.

Icardi has been prolific in the Inter Milan side over the past few seasons and the Argentina international has scored 91 Serie A goals in the last four seasons.

The South American forward has netted five times in eight games in all competitions so far this term, including his stunning equaliser in Inter Milan’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League last month.

Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Chris Sutton
Chris Sutton reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham
Pep Guardiola
Chris Sutton reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Chris Sutton
Chris Sutton reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham
Pep Guardiola
Chris Sutton reveals his prediction for Man City v Man United
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Erik ten Hag
Fabrizio Romano: 'Matter of time' until Erik ten Hag is unveiled as new Man United boss
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature