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Report: Real Madrid could trigger Morata buy-back clause, sell to Arsenal

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Juventus’ Alvaro Morata, left, and Real Madrid’s Pepe go for the ball during their Champions League, semifinal soccer match at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)


Despite reports claiming Real Madrid is seeking a move to reacquire Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, the Madridistas could have a different plan in the works.

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According to AS, Arsenal has shown significant interest in the Spanish forward and is a possible destination in a sign-and-trade that would require Madrid to trigger Morata’s buy-back clause.

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While the report mentions Arsenal as the most interested side at this point in such a deal, it does also suggest Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund could be linked with the player’s services.

Despite the latest speculation, Morata remains content with Juventus.

Morata told Cadena Cope:

“Of course I’d like to know where I’ll be playing next year, mostly so I know where to buy a house,” Morata said. “However, my future doesn’t only depend on me.

“I’m happy at Juve, but it isn’t up to me and I don’t know where I will end up. Going by the contract, returning to Real Madrid is a real possibility and I just hope everything is tied up quickly.”

With Karim Benzema not necessarily appearing to be a suitable solution at forward for Real, a potential Morata return would make a ton of success. That being said, Arsenal is a destination that also holds credibility. Olivier Giroud’s instability at forward leaves Arsene Wenger in a pickle, and the 23-year old Morata could be the perfect addition.

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