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Real Madrid receive transfer update from Juventus on international striker’s future

Real Madrid have been warned that Juventus are not prepared to sell striker Alvaro Morata, despite the forward’s goal drought this season.

The Spaniard shone for reigning Italian champions Juve last term, particularly in the Champions League as the Old Lady reached the final before being dispatched by Barcelona.

However, he has struggled in Serie A this term, bagging only one league goal all season and being surpassed in the pecking order by Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, who have taken the mantle from departing stars Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente.

According to Four Four Two, reports have indicated that Real could be keen on buying back their former talent—who left the Bernabeu for Turin in 2014—and that the Merengues may have inserted a buy-back clause in the player’s contract should they ever want to take the forward back to the Spanish capital.

However, addressing the rumours, Juve sporting director Giuseppe Marotta [speaking to Mediaset Premium as per FFT] has insisted that the attacker will not be leaving the club any time soon.

“As far as we are concerned, there is no intention to start a negotiation with Real or with another club,” the administrator began.

“[Morata] is a cornerstone of this team, he’s a youngster who has become a champ. We usually keep these kind of players.

“Our goal is to observe and sign those young players who can represent today’s and tomorrow’s football.”

The 23-year-old scored eight goals in 29 league games last term, contributing five assists as the Old Lady romped to the title, and even though he hasn’t found the net as regularly this term, there’s still time for Morata to make a major contribution as the Turin giants look to retain the Scudetto.

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