Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata said on Sunday he had passed a medical at Atletico Madrid and is “looking forward” to returning to Spain.
According to reports, Morata is to sign an 18-month loan deal in the Spanish capital – 18 months after leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea.
His imminent departure follows the arrival of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan to Chelsea.
“I’ve spent days waiting for this,” Morata told reporters in Spain.
The 26-year-old signed a five-year contract when he joined Chelsea for a then club record £60m fee in July 2017.