Fabrizio Romano has come out with some vital news for Los Rojiblancos in that Juventus are not considering making Morata’s move permanent this summer. Allegri wants to keep the Spaniard at the club but an alternative solution has to be found involving an extension of the loan.
The two clubs are said to be in talks at the moment. What makes the negotiations interesting is the inclusion of Moise Kean in a possible swap deal.
Morata began his career in Real Madrid’s academy before making the jump to the first team in 2013. In the subsequent season, he made the move to Juventus where he provided his services for two seasons.
Then, Morata signed once again for Los Blancos in 2016 before departing for Chelsea just 12 months later.
In 2019, Morata made a controversial and unpopular move to Atletico Madrid on loan and eventually joined Simeone’s side on a permanent transfer in 2020. Now, his future is in the air once again.
The 29-year-old made 26 league starts for Juventus last season, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists. While his impact is undeniable, the signing of Dusan Vlahovic has pushed the Italians away from buying the Spaniard.
Allegri’s side must mandatorily execute Kean’s purchase clause in June. The Italian international’s situation has prompted them to consider a swap deal involving Kean and Morata. While this would work out well for Juventus, it remains to be seen if Simeone is in favour of such a move.
Atletico Madrid will try to sign Arsenal, Liverpool target for free in the summer
Atletico Madrid saw a lot of movement during the January transfer window as they saw several players leave, while also bringing in a couple of new faces in.
But one player who they tried to sign and could not is Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
Indeed, according to AS, was on the top of director Andrea Berta’s list for the winter window as he is in the final six months of his contract. But, Gladbach asked for a fee of around €10-12 million to offload him, which prompted Atletico Madrid to move for Depay instead.
But the report states that Thuram continues to be on the agenda at the Civitas Metropolitano and Berta will try to sign him again in the summer transfer window.
However, there will be intense competition for the 25-year-old’s services given that he will be available for a free transfer at the end of the season.
Juventus and Inter Milan have shown an interest in Thuram, but there are a lot of clubs in England wishing to sign him up.
Indeed, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are all said to be gunning for the French forward’s signing while more clubs could join the list of his suitors as days progress.
So, it will be important for Atletico Madrid to achieve a top-four finish in La Liga and qualify for the UEFA Champions League for next season if they wish to attract a player of Thuram’s capability and calibre.
The 25-year-old has netted 13 goals and set up four more in 19 matches across all competitions. His ability to play anywhere across the frontline makes him an attractive prospect for interested parties such as Atletico.
But given the intense competition, Diego Simeone & co. will need to act swiftly if they wish to sign Thuram.