Juventus ‘are advancing negotiations with Atletico Madrid to land Alvaro Morata on a permanent deal’… but Marko Arnautovic’s agent rubbishes talk ex-Stoke and West Ham forward is Italian side’s Plan B as ‘fake news’
- Juventus and Atletico are in talks over a permanent deal for Alvaro Morata
- The former Chelsea striker has spent the last two season on loan in Italy
- Former Stoke and West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic was linked with Juventus
- He currently plays for Bologna and his agent says the reports are ‘fake news’
Juventus are reportedly are advancing in their talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Alvaro Morata permanently.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid man has spent the last two years on loan in Italy from Atletico Madrid.
There is no optimism that Morata will complete a permanent move Juventus, where he scored 32 goals in 92 appearances.
Juventus are reportedly advancing negotiations with Atletico Madrid to land Alvaro Morata
That’s according to TuttoSport, who claim Juventus are keen to add two new strikers to their squad, with Moise Keane set to leave.
Juventus did not exercise the option to buy Morata on a permanent deal but they remain in talks with the striker’s parent club Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish side don’t want to make a loss on the £31million they paid Chelsea to get him but concede Morata is out of Diego Simeone’s plans for next season.
Both Juventus and Atletico remain in discussions over a solution and all doors are said to be leading to an agreement being reached.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid striker has spent the last two season on loan in Italy
Another striker who was reported to be on Juventus’ radar is former Stoke City and West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.
The Austria international currently plays in the Serie A with Bologna, where he scored 14 goals in 33 appearances last season.
But Arnatuovic’s agent and brother, Danijel, has claimed the reports linking him to Juventus are ‘fake news’.
Speaking to MadeInBo Radio TV, he said: ‘I don’t know where these stories come from or who talks to the media, but I can say there’s nothing in it. This is just fake news.
Marko Arnautovic was rumoured to be on Juventus’ radar but his agent has denied the rumours
‘When Marko returned to Italy, many people thought he wasn’t ready and that after a period playing in China that he couldn’t make the difference.
‘However, he proved he’s still a top player with great performances and that’s what sparked all the speculation. Believe me, there’s nothing with any other club, and if I don’t know about it, then nobody does.
‘Nothing is impossible, but as of now we have not been contacted by anybody and we are not ready to sign for another club. Marko is a Bologna player.’
Arnautovic made the switch to England in 2013 where he played for Stoke for four seasons before moving to West Ham in four years later.
The 33-year-old became a fan-favourite in east London but left under acrimonious circumstances after failing to agree a new deal with the Hammers, opting to move to Chinese side Shanghai Port and pocket a hefty sum.
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