Why Barcelona move for Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata could be scuppered by ARSENAL

While the striker scored twice in his last outing against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, he was denied the chance of a hat-trick when he was substituted and cut a frustrated figure as he marched down the tunnel without acknowledging manager Maurizio Sarri.

Atletico Madrid could be another potential option for the out-of-favour Spaniard, while Sevilla have have also confirmed their interest.

“It is true that we have an interest in this player [Morata], but it is a very, very complicated operation,” said director of football Joaquin Caparros.

“The player may want to come here over other options, but it is very complicated.