Atletico Madrid ask Chelsea to make Morata's loan permanent immediately
Atletico Madrid want to make Alvaro Morata's loan from Chelsea permanent a year before it expires.
The striker has convinced the coaching staff and the board with his impressive performances leading the line for Los Rojiblancos since joining in January.
Without wanting to pass up the opportunity to secure Morata's future, Atletico have asked Chelsea if they can exercise their option to buy for 55 million euros now, but pay it next year.
This would allow the Spanish club to spend money on other signings this summer
in the hope of bolstering the squad after several departures.
Both clubs and the player believe that the best thing for Morata would be to stay at Atletico, as Chelsea don't think he can be a success in the Premier League.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is currently waiting on a definitive result regarding the club's transfer ban, which has made the return of Morata to London a possibility.
It's not known whether Chelsea will accept Atletico's offer, which is similar to when Paris Saint-Germain paid for Kylian Mbappe a year after he joined the club to avoid financial fair play rules.