It is understood Milan’s new sporting director, Leonardo, had a series of phone conversations about a potential transfer, with the player reportedly keen on a return to Italy.
The two clubs remain poles apart on their valuations of the player, though, prompting Milan to retain their interest in bringing Gonzalo Higuain or Radamel Falcao to the San Siro.
Morata joined Chelsea last summer from Real Madrid for an initial £57m, with the job of replacing Diego Costa.
Chelsea have already made initial contact with Juventus with the hope of signing Higuain, according to Sky in Italy.
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