Alvaro Morata seeking Chelsea exit as agent holds talks with Sevilla. Sevilla have held talks with Alvaro Morata’s agent to discuss a potential move for the Chelsea striker, according to reports in Spain.

Morata is reportedly unhappy at Stamford Bridge and chose not to celebrate either of his goals in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Maurizio Sarri is keen to sign a new striker in the January transfer window and wants Gonzalo Higuain to make the move to Stamford Bridge in a deal that would see Morata join AC Milan on loan.

But Morata is keen to return to La Liga and AS report that Sevilla have made a move to sign the striker.

The report claims that on Monday, the Spanish club’s director of football Joaquin Caparros met with Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez to discuss a potential deal.

Sevilla want to sign Morata on loan for the rest of the season and are prepared to pay more than half of the striker’s £150,000-a-week salary.

Chelsea, however, will not allow Morata to leave until a replacement is signed.

Morata is also understood to be unhappy with the public criticism he received from Gianfranco Zola last week.

‘It should be a motivational thing,’ Zola said before Chelsea’s win over Nottingham Forest. ‘You are at Chelsea, you are not playing for Southampton or Brighton with all due respect to those clubs.

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‘People expect a lot from the number nine at Chelsea. They expect a lot of goals and good performances. This is normal, he has to get used to it.

‘If he goes to another big club it’ll be the same – there is no way you can avoid your responsibilities.

‘It’s part of your job and if you can handle that then the better you’re going to be.’

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