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Juventus won't sell Alvaro Morata

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Juventus aren't looking to sell striker Alvaro Morata, according to the club's director of football Giuseppe Marotta.

The 23-year-old had a standout season for The Old Lady last year, especially in their journey to the Champions League final, but because of those impressive performances, interest in the striker has grown.

Morata, who's only been in Turin since 2014, has scored just nine Serie A goals in nearly 50 appearances, but his overall contribution to the team and his performances in the Champions League have caught the eye of potential suitors.

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Surprisingly Real Madrid are one of the interested parties, according to reports, despite them selling the Spaniard to Juve in the first place a couple of years ago.

However, being in the senior setup for four years at the Bernabeu, Morata made just 37 league appearances for the La Liga giants, scoring ten goals along the way.

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Eventually Morata agreed to leave Madrid and signed for Juve after the Italian side coughed up around £15million for him.

However, when signing him, Juventus agreed to a buyback clause in his contract, meaning Madrid could re-sign him in the future.

Despite the clause in his contract, the club's director of football has issued a hands-off warning to the Spanish giants and has admitted they have no intentions in doing business with them anytime soon.

"We have no interest in dealing with Real Madrid or any other club," Marotta said.

"We've never considered selling Morata. He's part of the backbone of this team; he's a youngster who has shown he's the real thing.

"We're used to keeping hold of players like him."

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It's believed Real Madrid could choose to buy Morata back for around £26m, but they'd have to do it in this window due to their upcoming transfer embargo.

Premier League side Arsenal have also been linked with the striker after they showed interest in him during his Madrid days.

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