Real Madrid to buy £25m striker and then sell him to Man United or Liverpool for £38.5m

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Real Madrid reportedly want to re-sign striker Alvaro Morata from Juventus in the summer.

Los Blancos put a €32m (£24.6m) buy-back clause in the Spaniard’s contract when they sold him to Juve in 2014.

According to Spanish publication Marca, Real will exercise that clause at the end of the season, but possibly only to then sell Morata on to a Premier League suitor at a higher price of €50m (£38.5m).

Manchester United and Liverpool have both been credited with a keenness in the 23-year-old, who has scored 22 goals in 76 games for Juventus – 36 of those appearances have been as a substitute.

Madrid would be happy to have Morata back in their squad but he would not be needed if the La Liga giants can get hold of their number-one summer target – Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern are allegedly in the process of offering the prolific Pole a new and improved deal to stay at the Allianz Arena, but the lure of the Bernabeu could turn Lewandowski’s head.

Several of England’s elite clubs have been linked with Lewandowski, but their best chance of landing a top-class forward could be if the 27-year-old goes to Real and Morata becomes available.

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