Deal close: Maurizio Sarri sanction surprise swap deal for Chelsea including £65m star

Chelsea are reportedly ready to sign Portugal and Sevilla striker Andre Silva but the deal hinges on Alvaro Morata agreeing to replace the aforementioned star at his club, this is according to reports.

It is no longer a secret that the Blues are in the market to sign a striker. Although they have been linked with a move to various striker, Silva is their latest target.

Silva joined AC Milan in the summer of 2017 but he joined Sevilla on a season long loan spell in the summer, where he has had a barnstorming campaign – he has featured in 16 League games for Sevilla and has scored eight goals.

Sevilla are willing to sell the 23-year-old striker but they won’t allow him leave unless they sign a replacement in his stead. And now, the Sun reports that Chelsea have decided on sending Alvaro Morata on a loan spell at Sevilla, so that Silva can return to Milan before sealing a move with them.

Morata has failed to justify his bidding since joining Chelsea from Real Madrid in the penultimate summer. He has managed only 24 goals in 72 appearances and Sarri wants a more potent striker.

But for his age, Silva has not proven to be a better striker than Morata.