Antonio Conte’s side are set to make a shock move for Everton flop Sandro according to The Sun. The former Malaga man has yet to score in any of his 11 games so far this season for the struggling Merseyside team, however Chelsea summer signing Alvaro Morata believes he is just what Chelsea needs.
Morata couldn’t have had a better start to his time at Stamford Bridge, scoring seven times already, and grabbing the crucial winner against title rivals Manchester United this past Sunday.
However apart from Morata, Chelsea’s forwards have been less than convincing in front of the goal. With other big signing Michy Batshuayi failing to live up to his formidable form in France, which saw the Londoners acquire his signature two summers ago.
And with exile Diego Costa formally linking up for Atletico Madrid in January, Conte is on the look out to find a suitable partner for Morata up top.
It is the star man of the moment Morata who has suggested the services of fellow compatriot and Everton flop Sandro to solve Chelsea’s forward crisis.
Sandro joined the Toffees’ this past summer, in a deal worth around £5 million. However Sandro’s less than impressive performances have left him bench bound for the majority of the season so far, despite Everton’s apparent problems up front.
Moreover prior to his spell at Malaga, Sandro was at Spanish giants Barcelona, where he enjoyed many outings against Morata’s old Madrid side in cup and league games, evidently catching the eye of the Chelsea forward.
Nevertheless other reports are proposing a move back to Spain for the Las Palma’s born Sandro. Where despite this seasons poor form, Sandro was a standout La Liga star, scoring 16 in 31 appearances for Malaga.
Perhaps if Sandro can rediscover the rich vein of form which saw him earn a move to the Premier League this summer, he could play a role in helping Morata up top for the Blues. However whether or not Antonio Conte will consider his Spanish forwards high praise of Sandro is yet to be seen.