Sevilla have submitted an official proposal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Los Rojiblancos are hoping to sign a replacement for Alvaro Negredo, who has just completed a switch to Manchester City, and they have made the Spain Under-21 international their number one target.
AS understands that Sevilla have offered €10 million for the talented attacker, including a buy-back option in the deal, but it was the player who rejected the opportunity to move to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Morata reportedly wants to remain at Santiago Bernabeu and fight for his place in the side, having broken into the first team set-up last season.
This basically means that Sevilla officials will have to turn their attention elsewhere, as they are determined to sign a more experienced forward after bringing Carlos Bacca from Club Brugge.
Alvaro Morata, 20, has scored 2 goals in 12 La Liga matches last term, while he impressed at the Under-21 European Championship in Israel, netting 4 times in 5 appearances for Spain.