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Chelsea ready to give up on Morata as they look for new forward talent

Chelsea are apparently ready to put an end to any  hopes they had that Spanish forward Alvaro Morata will ever be a success in the Premier League.

That is according to The Sun who report that the club are apparently drawing up a shortlist of top name strikers as they target a January signing that will help them mount a sustained title challenge, with both Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi and AC Milan’s Patrick Cutrone amongst the names in contention.

Despite costing a club record fee of £60 million, Morata has struggled to cope with the demands of English football, and has only managed two Premier League goals so far this season. He missed out on Spain’s World Cup squad in the summer due to his poor club form, whilst, this season, Olivier Giroud has been preferred to lead the Chelsea line, despite the Frenchman having failed to find the net himself so far this campaign.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.