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Sport Borussia Dortmund linked with a move for Alvaro Morata

21:30  17 may  2018
21:30  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Dortmund unlikely to meet Chelsea's huge asking price for Bakayoko

  Dortmund unlikely to meet Chelsea's huge asking price for Bakayoko Borussia Dortmund are likely to end their interest in Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko with the club demanding upwards of £53 million for the player. Sport1 claim that Chelsea want to make a profit on the player who only joined the club from Monaco last summer. Dortmund had been linked with a summer move for Bakayoko, who has struggled to adapt to the English game. Despite flashes of brilliance after joining from the Ligue 1 side, Bakayoko has struggled with injuries and has looked the shadow of the player that was so influential in Monaco’s side. Chelsea have reiterated their desire to keep Bakayoko, as they do not want to risk losing another player too early. Dortmund also remain interested in a deal to re-sign Michy Batshuayi after his successful loan spell in the Bundesliga. It is yet to be seen whether or not a deal can be done for the Belgian striker and if that would be a permanent move or not.

Blues linked with £70m move for the Gabon international. Antonio Conte has already missed out on Romelu Lukaku while Alvaro Morata could join AC Milan. Chelsea have been told a move for Borussia Dortmund 's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must be completed this week as the Premier

They remain keen on Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata but know the La Liga champions will demand a huge transfer fee to part with the 24-year-old. Arsenal and Manchester United have both previously been linked with moves . GETTY. Borussia Dortmund have offered Chelsea the chance to sign

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is wanted by Juventus this summer but according to fresh reports, Borussia Dortmund have also joined the race for his signature.

Morata endured a difficult first season in English football despite getting off to an impressive start. He was rotated with Olivier Giroud in the second-half of the season and struggled to cope with the intensity of the Premier League.

The Spanish forward is understood to be a priority target for Juventus, with claims having been made that he’d be keen on a return to Turin.

Alvaro Morata wearing a blue shirt: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport

However, according to a report from German news outlet Bild, as cited by talkSPORT, Dortmund are also keen to make a surprise swoop for the striker this summer.

Arsenal in 'advanced' talks over deal for Borussia Dortmund star

  Arsenal in 'advanced' talks over deal for Borussia Dortmund star Arsenal have reportedly accelerated their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Greek international for a couple of months now and according to Italian news outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, they have progressed in their talks with Dortmund. It’s reported that Arsenal will make Sokratis their first signing since the departure of Arsene Wenger was confirmed, inferring that a deal to sign the defender is close to completion. The report outlines how the negotiations between the two clubs is at an ‘advanced’ stage, with an agreement set to be tied up in the near future. Sokratis has been a key man for Dortmund in recent seasons but appears to be keen on securing his first ever move to the Premier League, with Arsenal waiting in the wings. The Gunners’ defensive woes have been well-documented this season and it seems measures are being taken to remedy this problem.

Real Madrid's Morata and Borussia Dortmund 's Aubameyang have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and Hislop believes the Gabon international would be a better fit. Chelsea are ready to make their move for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata .

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Borussia Dortmund were ready to sell him this summer. Chelsea were linked with a £65 million move for the 28-year-old striker as a replacement for Diego Costa before they ended up signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Peter Stoger’s side remain keen to land Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal from Chelsea after the Belgian international impressed during his six-month loan spell in the Bundesliga.

Although, if this move falls through, it seems they will target a different Chelsea attacker in the form of Morata.

Chelsea v Huddersfield Town - Premier League © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Chelsea v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Greek international to undergo Arsenal medical this week .
Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis is set to undergo a medical at Arsenal later this week ahead of his move to The Emirates. Twitter: Sokratis is expected to undergo his Arsenal medical in the coming week, will join the Gunners on a three-year deal… https://t.co/DCAXGTp3S4 (@GGFN_) Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the Greek international over the past few weeks and now look set to secure the deal in the coming days. The 29-year-old has been a consistent presence in the Borrusia Dortmund defence over the past few seasons, proving himself as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. Unai Emery is looking to improve his defence from the off after a number of poor defensive displays from Arsenal in the past few seasons. The Spaniard now looks set to bring Sokratis to the club as his first signing after taking over from long-term manager Arsene Wenger.

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