Juventus have seen a bid of €20 million for Alvaro Morata rejected by Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Italy.
The Bianconeri have the option to make the Spain forward’s loan permanent for €35m but recent reports suggest they are unwilling to pay that fee.
Tuttosport report an initial bid has been made and rejected but that Morata could still be a Juve player next season.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo recently said of the deal: “I don’t know if Morata will stay, it’s up to Juventus.”
The report suggests Juve’s hope is Atletico will eventually compromise on their asking price, given the player is not in manager Diego Simeone’s plans.
Juve have already paid Atletico €20m for the initial two-year loan.
This is Morata’s second stint with Juve, having previously been at the club from 2014-2016. During his first spell, he won back-to-back Serie A titles as well as the Coppa Italia twice.
He was also part of the side which reached the 2015 Champions League final.
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