Juventus Sporting Director Giuseppe Marotta says that Real Madrid are going to exercise their buy-back clause and take Alvaro Morata back to Spain this summer.
Both Marca and AS carry quotes from the Italian press in which Marotta says, “Real Madrid has informed us of its intention to exercise the right to repurchase.
“Now we’re just waiting for the official offer.”
Arsenal, of course, have been strongly linked with the 23 year old for some time now, with suggestions that Real would bring him back before ‘flipping’ him onto a new club for a substantially larger fee than the payment the contract stipulates.
The Gunners are in the market for a striker this summer, and with uncertainty over their move for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, this could be the first step in the Spanish international’s journey to the Premier League.
However, there would unquestionably be competition for his signature with Chelsea also reportedly interested in adding him to what’s going to be a rebuilt squad ahead of the new campaign.
Arsene Wenger would hope that the lure of Champions League football, and not having to play with John Terry, would make North London more attractive.
But of course it remains to be seen if there’s any genuine interest in him, or if it’s just paper-talk at this stage.
We’re going neutral on the Poo-o-Meter with a five.