ALVARO MORATA’S move to Spain has hit another hurdle as Sevilla are not willing to pay the entirety of his wages during the loan deal.
The 26-year-old, who is keen to complete the switch, rakes in £140,000-a-week wages at Chelsea.
Sevilla want to sign the out-of-favour striker this month, but are still negotiating the deal with Maurizio Sarri’s side.
It is understood that the Spanish club are only willing to pay 75 per cent of his weekly wage – which equates to around £105,000.
The loan move is also expected to include the option to buy at the end of the deal.
Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez is reportedly in talks with Sevilla chief Joaquin Caparros.
But Sevilla said the negotiations have hit a snag because Chelsea are “difficult to negotiate with”.
Speaking on Sevilla’s TV channel, Caparros said: “It is true that we have an interest in this player [Morata], but it is a very, very complicated operation.
“The player may want to come here over other options, but it is very complicated.
“Chelsea are a club who are very difficult to negotiate [with].”
Morata has failed to live up to expectations since he joined the club in a £60m switch from Real Madrid.
Sarri will be keen to offload Alvaro Morata if he completes a deal for AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Michy Batshuayi is also facing an early return to Stamford Bridge following a scathing attack from the Valencia boss.