Goal are reporting that Juventus have confirmed that Real Madrid will activate their buy-back clause of £23 million to bring back striker Alvaro Morata to Santiago Bernabeu.
“Real Madrid have informed us of their intention to exercise the right to buy back [Morata], we are just waiting for a written offer,” Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has been quoted as saying.
However, Madrid don’t intend to keep the Spain international at the club and want to sell him to the highest bidder for a considerable profit.
A number of clubs have expressed their interest in the 23-year-old, but at the moment Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly the frontrunners in his pursuit.
Reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that the two London clubs are two clubs who are actively pursuing Morata in this summer transfer window.
Chelsea’s incoming manager Antonio Conte played a significant role in bringing Morata to the Turin club, a couple of years ago, and he now wants the Spanish international to play for him at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Arsenal, after having their approach for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy turned down, have shifted their attention towards Morata, who has been impressive for Spain at Euro 2016. He scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Turkey last week and also hit the net against Croatia on Tuesday.