Sevilla director: Morata move is very complicated

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Director of football Joaquin Caparros concedes that Sevilla are not optimistic over signing Alvaro Morata from Chelsea, despite the player himself being interested in making the move

Since arriving at Chelsea in July 2017 for a club-record deal of £60m from Real Madrid, Morata has been frequently linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge.

The Spanish striker has only scored 16 goals in 47 Premier League games for the Blues and his struggles up front, along with fellow Olivier Giroud, has forced coach Maurizio Sarri to deploy Eden Hazard in a “false nine” role.

Reports emerged in Spain this week claiming that Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, arrived at Sevilla on Monday to begin talks over a six-month loan deal.

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But Caparros admits that Chelsea’s tough stance in negotiations makes a deal for Morata unlikely.

“It is true that we have an interest in this player [Morata], but it is a very, very complicated operation,” Caparros told SevillaTV.

“The player may want to come here over other options, but it is very complicated. Chelsea are a club who are very difficult to negotiate [with].”

However, Caparros was able to provide Sevilla fans with more positive news by expressing his confidence in reaching a deal for Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi.