There are indications that Chelsea might allow its striker Alvaro Morata move to Juventus after only a year at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard has not been as lively upfront as expected. With Olivier Giroud joining him in the winter window, the player still could not muster enough motivation when the Blues really needed it.
Reports in Italy claim Juve are looking at Robert Lewandowski as a possible replacement. However, the Bayern Munich star is already 29 and would cost close to €200 million for the Germans to release him.
The Bundesliga side has a reputation as a buying and not a selling club. They acknowledge how difficult it would be to replace Lewy in this tough and inflated transfer market. The player can still go 2-3 seasons at the top level, scoring close to or over 30 goals a year. Bayern would not want to let that slip away no matter what the player wants, and they are known to be brutal negotiators.
Lewandowski has hinted at his disillusionment but the Bayern management are hoping to win him over. Or give him no choice. The Poland international has his eyes on Real Madrid as he enters advanced stage of his career.
Juventus have also been linked to Edison Cavani but the Uruguay seems settled in Paris. With a new manager taking over, and sweeping changes expected, nothing has come to light for now. But the player is still delivering the goals so it would be hard to tempt him away.
Chelsea have been linked with Higuain severally in the past. After he helped Madrid to their La Liga title win in 2012 under Jose Mourinho, the Blues wanted him to join their attack but Higuain moved to Napoli. If Morata pushes to leave Chelsea, and Juventus insist on a swap, then Chelsea would not be getting as much value for a straight swap.
While Morata is underperforming now, he has shown signs of brilliance in the past, at the same Juve and in his final season at Madrid whilst in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo. Higuain on the other hand is coming at high cost even though he is performing well in Italy.
Chelsea supposedly leant from the Fernando Torres saga. Juventus would need to send Higuain down with cash. However, both sides have history when they helped Chelsea wash their hands off a bad investment in Juan Cuadrado. After an initial