Juve rule out ‘expensive’ Morata

Juventus have ruled out a return to the club for current Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata this summer due to his ‘very expensive’ price tag.

The Spanish striker played for the Italian champions between 2014 and 2016 before Real Madrid activated their buyback clause, but he has struggled in London this season after a £65m move.

However, despite reports linking him with a return to Turin, Juve’s transfer chief Giuseppe Marotta has now appeared to dash any hopes of a return this year.

“Everyone shows a great affection for this club,” Marotta is cited as saying by Calciomercato.

“I do not deny that Morata expressed his appreciation for Juventus, but there are very few possibilities because the price from Chelsea is very expensive.”

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