Prem-linked Morata wants to stay at Juventus

Date published: Monday 2nd May 2016 9:50

Alvaro Morata: Linked with several Premier League clubs

Premier League transfer target Alvaro Morata wants to stay at Juventus, according to the club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta.

Morata has been linked with a move to England for several years, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all reported as potential suitors in recent months.

The 23-year-old has won back-to-back Serie A titles since joining Juve from Real Madrid in 2014, but a clause inserted in the deal at the time means the Spanish club are able to buy back the forward for £20million this summer.

It had been reported that Real would exercise that option and then sell at a profit, alerting the likes of Arsenal, but Tuttosport claims Juve have now offered to pay a further £15million to ensure Morata remains in Turin.

According to Marotta, that is the preferred scenario for the player.

He told Mediaset Premium: “We have to applaud this group [of players], we want to keep them together.

“Some situations such as Morata’s do not depend on us. We want to keep him but we have to deal with Real Madrid. Morata’s fate also depends on what happens to Real in the league and Champions League.

“But the player is crucial, he is valued here. He has grown a lot and is part of these colours. His intention is to stay here but Real could have the means to change his mind.”

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