Chelsea have set their asking price for Alvaro Morata as AC Milan step up their efforts to buy the former Real Madrid star.
Chelsea are demanding a fee of €65-70m (£58-£62m) for the forward which could put Milan off a potential deal.
Morata completed a £60million move to Stamford Bridge last summer but is keen to leave the club after a frustrating debut season in England under Antonio Conte.
But the goals dried up and this calendar year club’s record transfer Morata was tasked with filling the void left by Diego Cos the former Juventus ace netted just once in the Premier League.
Chelsea eventually finished fifth in the league and ultimately it cost Antonio Conte his job.
At 25, Morata should be entering his peak years, and if Chelsea are to move the Spaniard on, it could be another decision they live to regret.
Manager Maurizio Sarri’s arrival at Chelsea has done little to change Morata’s mind and it appears the Spain forward could be on his way to AC Milan ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
Morata had a hand in 10 goals for Chelsea by October 31 – seven goals, three assists – in all competitions.
Former Milan defender Luca Antonini believes Morata has his heart set on a move to the San Siro.
‘I think Morata and Milan have already chosen [each other],’ he told RMC.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Spanish international is very keen on a move to Milan.
The Serie A club’s new director, Leonardo, met with Morata on Wednesday and talks have progressed well.