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Borussia Dortmund Eyeing A Summer Move For 25 Y/O Chelsea Forward: Should The Blues Let Him Leave?

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Borussia Dortmund are plotting a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata this summer. According to recent reports, the Bundesliga side are hoping to secure the services of the Spanish centre-forward in this summer transfer period. It is believed that Dortmund are ready to seal a move for Morata as they can’t sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent transfer.

However, the German giants are not the only ones looking to recruit the Spanish striker with Juventus also keeping tabs on his situation at Stamford Bridge. Dortmund has already managed to secure the services of Chelsea’s Batshuayi on a loan deal in January. Since then, he has been a big hit at the Bundesliga club, scoring 9 goals in 13 appearances before his season ended abruptly due to a serious ankle injury last month.

Some sources are now claiming that the Blues are not willing to let Batshuayi leave this summer which will be a big blow for Dortmund. However, the West London outfit are more open to cashing in on Morata going into the off-season after the Spaniard endured a tough campaign at Stamford Bridge this term. The 25-year-old centre-forward has found the back of the net 15 times while grabbing 6 assists in 47 appearances for the Blues this season across all competitions.

Chelsea are currently preparing to face Manchester United on Saturday in the FA Cup final in what could be Antonio Conte’s last game as the manager of the West London club. It is expected that the Blues would go through a period of transition under a new manager this year so retaining some of their top stars like Morata could go a long way in helping them improve their league performance next term.

However, Morata’s form this year has been a big worry for Chelsea which is why they should consider parting ways with him in the summer. The club can use the money generated from his sale to strengthen some of the other areas of their squad. They would also need to bring in a suitable replacement for Morata especially if they are planning to loan out Michy Batshuayi once again for the new season.

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The West Londoners have the likes of Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard and Pedro vying for a place in their first-team. Hence, they can afford to let Morata leave and still be in a strong position to challenge in the upcoming campaign. Only time will tell what lies ahead in the future of Morata and whether he ends up departing Stamford Bridge this summer.

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