Alvaro Morata regrets last summer choice

• Gianluca Di Marzio confirms Morata regrets his Chelsea transfer

• He had a chance to return to Italy

• AC Milan would still love to get the Spaniard

Alvaro Morata remains a player with a suspended future. Despite, for instance, Tiemoue Bakayoko who also had a poor season, Morata is being linked with a move away unlike his teammate. Morata chose last year between the Premier League and Serie A with AC Milan even playing his agent a commission. He chose Chelsea where he has only managed 15 goals so far.

A reputable source Di Marzio, who knows everything about the transfer market, especially the Italian one, wrote on his Twitter: ”AC Milan are interested in Memphis Depay [Lyon’s attacker], but the first choice is Morata. But they may only bid later. With Suso in the squad, they may not spend €40m on an attacker from abroad. And yes, Morata regrets not accepting Milan’s offer last summer:

A big issue for the Italian club is they are currently restricted by Financial Fair Play after having stocked up on many players last summer, but failing to deliver. They would have to sell first and hope there is no ban imposed on them. Juventus might also be interested in their former player. There have been rumours of their bosses ready to consider Morata-Higuain swap as they do not have resources to buy the player and also match his wages demands.

The Spaniard is now on holidays having missed out on Spain squad for the World Cup. He has been spotted in Italy with Juventus officials last month, but he claimed it was a birthday party. When asked about his future, he only said: ”Right now I don’t know anything about my future. I’m just thinking about my holidays for now.”

Morata has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022 after having transferred from Real Madrid for a reported €66m compensation.