ALVARO MORATA has told Real Madrid he wants to leave in the summer, according to reports.
The Spaniard has grown tired of playing second fiddle to the likes of Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
And Diario Gol are now reporting that Morata, 24, has spoken to club captain Sergio Ramos to declare his intentions to leave in the summer.
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The former Juventus striker has the best goal-to-game ratio at the Bernabeu but has found first-team starts hard to come by.
Morata has 12 La Liga goals in 21 appearances for the club he rejoined in the summer but now wants to end his spell in the Spanish capital.
With the World Cup taking place next year, Morata knows he needs to be playing regularly to ensure he has a place on the plane to Russia.
And a reunion with former boss Antonio Conte could be on the cards with the Chelsea boss keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge.
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Conte was behind the move to bring Morata to Juventus but the striker arrived just days after Conte resigned from The Old Lady.
And with Diego Costa’s future being uncertain, following heavy interest from China, Conte will move in for the powerful forward.
And the Blues could use Madrid’s pursuit of Eden Hazard to help bring Morata to the Premier League.
Manchester United are also interested in signing the striker.