Chelsea target Alvaro Morata could be on the verge of leaving Juventus, according to the Independent.
The 23-year-old moved to Turin in 2014 after signing from Real Madrid but it is understood the Spaniards have a buy back option, believed to be in the region of £23 million.
Madrid are reportedly willing to activate this clause for the purpose of then selling Morata again for an increased amount.
In regard to this issue, the Spanish international has claimed he is happy in Italy but also said that a move away is a ‘real possibility’ due to the contractual agreement that was drawn up between the two clubs.
I’m happy at Juventus, but returning to Madrid is a real possibility because there’s a contract, it was all already written. I just want all of this to be resolved.
This has alerted a number of clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool who are all in need of striking reinforcements.
However, the transfer fee required to bring Morata to England is likely to be very large, much higher than the sum Madrid will pay, which could be off-putting for any potential suitors.
Added to this is the fact that despite some good performances, the forward does not have an extraordinarily impressive record to justify such the price tag.
He has managed only 14 goals in 57 league appearances in Serie A despite Juventus’ dominance over the past few seasons so, in the more competitive Premier League, Morata could find himself struggling.
Nevertheless, at just 23, he does have time to improve and has routinely been praised for his talent so a move to Stamford Bridge could be on the cards in what is sure to be a busy summer for the West London club.