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Juve Offer Higuain In Exchange For Alvaro Morata

Chelsea have been offered the opportunity to buy Gonzalo Higuain as part of a plan by Juventus to bring Alvaro Morata back to Serie A, according to reports.

Juventus are keen to secure the services of the striker once more, and are considering how to tempt Chelsea to part with their £75million record signing.

Morata only arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer, signed by Antonio Conte to replace Diego Costa and lead the line following a successful season prior which ended in Premier League glory.

Despite a strong start in English football, things soon went sour for Morata with an injury-hit season preventing him from hitting consistent form.

The 25-year-old lost his place in Spain’s World Cup squad as a result but may now be offered a lifeline by his former club, as report the Evening Standard.

Morata spent a successful spell in Turin from 2014-16, before returning back to his former club Real Madrid who activated a buy-back clause.

Juve are believed to be keen to have Morata leading their line once more, though must get 30-year-old Higuain off the wage bill first.

Higuain, who has scored 55 goals since joining from Napoli for £78million in 2016, earns £125,000-a-week at the club.

Morata signed a five-year deal with Chelsea last summer, though was seen talking to Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici last week.

Chelsea would seek to replace Morata should the striker be allowed to leave for Italy, and have been heavily linked with a move for Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski.

The Poland star is said to be looking for a new challenge this summer after his agent told the club of his desire to move on.