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Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are targeting a January loan move for Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata – Bayern Munich boss Kovac is keen to boost his offensive options for the rest of the 2018-19 campaign.

Chelsea chiefs want £3m and half of his £140,000-a-week salary to be settled Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are targeting a January loan switch for under fire Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata. According to a UK Daily Mail citing The Mirror report, Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is eager to land the Spaniard, to further boost the Bavarians attacking options in both the Bundesliga and Champions League.

Tottenham star Harry Kane suffers terrible injury against Man United But the Blues chiefs are insisting on a £3m loan fee up front along with 50 percent of Morata’s £140,000-a-week salary before considering any offer from Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga outfit are cautious over the deal and could end the chase over Chelsea’s tough stand on a player who struggling for goals this campaign. The Bavarians are six points adrift of league leaders and rivals Borussia Dortmund at the top the Bundesliga log and also have a Champions League last-16 cracker against Premier League leaders Liverpool. READ ALSO: upgrades to At the last count, Morata has netted nine times in 24 games this term, but was not considered for the win against Newcastle on Saturday as he continues to struggle for game time under Maurizio Sarri. Interestingly, Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde confirmed his club was keen on landing a centre forward this winter transfer window after offloading Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla, but was quick to rule a possible move for Morata. PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group ‘Naija Football Fan Zone’ Responding to a question on Morata, who has been repeatedly linked with a switch to Camp Nou, Valverde said: “I can only say the same thing – that he’s a great player, that he’s at another team, that we respect that a lot, etc.” Earlier, reported that Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has hailed Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata. The Spanish tactician also reveal plans to sign another center-forward following the departure of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla in the January window. Morata was not listed in Chelsea’s home win against Newcastle on Saturday due to tactical reasons. Read more: