Alvaro Morata is reported to have agreed a deal with Juventus, although Real Madrid have maintained they have no intention of selling the striker this summer. Morata’s future has been the subject of frequent speculation of late, with Arsenal and Manchester United also linked, and it remains unclear where he will be after the transfer deadline.
According to AS at least, Morata has attempted to put the wheels in motion in his pursuit of a move away from Real Madrid by having come to agreement with Juventus, with the Spaniard set to sign for five-years, earning €3.4 million-per-year net. That is, of course, if Real Madrid sanction a transfer.
Antonio Conte has supposedly won Morata over with his vision for Juventus, which naturally includes winning the Champions League title. Real Madrid, of course, were able to do so only a few weeks ago, but Morata started only once during their victorious campaign.
But Real Madrid appear to be providing little optimism that Juventus will actually be able to conclude a deal. President Florentino Perez claimed this week that there was “no chance” of the player moving to Turin.
Arsenal, meanwhile, had initially appear the most likely destination for Morata were the 21-year-old to leave Real Madrid, with Arsene Wenger intent on bringing attacking reinforcements to the Emirates Stadium this summer. The Arsenal boss, it is claimed, has been monitoring the progress of Morata for four years.
Links with Manchester United have also persisted with Louis van Gaal set to perform something of an overhaul when he arrives at Old Trafford, while there has also been reported interest from the Bundesliga. Wolfsburg, it has been claimed, have submitted an offer of €28 million.