Thursday, 5 May 2016



By Nizaar Kinsella, Romeo Agresti & Alberto

The Liga giants are ready to cash in by
exercising the buy-back clause in the Spain
international's contract and then sell him to
the Blues in the summer transfer window
Real Madrid are ready to exercise their buy-
back clause on Alvaro Morata but could
immediately sell the Juventus star to
Chelsea, Goal understands.
The deposed Premier League champions are
interested in bolstering their strike force with
the addition of Morata, with Radamel Falcao
set to depart and uncertainty surrounding the
future of Loic Remy as well as first-choice
Diego Costa.
The deal could be made possible by the
clause inserted into the deal signed between
Madrid and Juventus when Morata was
transferred to the Italian title holders for
around €20 million in 2014. Although Morata
signed a new Juventus contract in December,
the clause remains intact and currently
stands at €30m plus add-ons.
Madrid would not be able to guarantee
Morata a starting role at Santiago Bernabeu
due to the presence of Karim Benzema and
the increasingly-central role offered to
Cristiano Ronaldo and are aware that Chelsea
are among the clubs who would be tempted
to pay a high price to land the 23-year-old.
Juventus do not want to lose one of the
cornerstones of their recent success with
Morata having won two Serie A titles in a
row, but they would make a relatively small
profit of €10m on the Spain international
should Madrid decide to trigger the clause.
Any further deal between Madrid and an
interested party such as the Blues would
mean Juventus being cut out.
Due to the complexity of the arrangement
and the transfer window being closed
Chelsea are monitoring the situation.

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Juventus president Beppe Marotta admitted
earlier this year that the Italian champions
intend to deal with incoming Blues'
boss Antonio Conte this summer, declaring "I
hope we can do some transfer deals with
Chelsea in the future."
Marotta is also resigned to the fact there is
little Juventus can do to influence the future
direction of Morata's career. "Some
situations, such as Morata's, do not depend
on us," he said. "We want to keep him, but
we have to deal with Real Madrid. His
intention is to stay here."
Conte is believed to be a fan of Morata after
chasing his signature as Juventus
coach before the player eventually
signed under Massimiliano Allegri - shortly
after Conte left the club.
Conte has been in contact with Chelsea over
his transfer wishes despite still having Euro
2016 to complete with Italy before arriving at
Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are in a prime position to sign talent
from the Italian top-flight this summer due to
Conte's extensive influence and contacts
within the game in his homeland.
Morata, who has four years left on his
contract, joins a list of Serie A transfer
targets such as Radja Nainggolan, Gonzalo
Higuain, Kostas Manolas and Leonardo