Juventus have told forward Alvaro Morata they will not make his loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent, according to reports in Spain.
The ex-Real Madrid and Chelsea forward has been at Juve for two seasons in his second spell with the club and the Old Lady have the option to make the deal permanent for €35 million.
However, Marca report Juve have decided against paying the necessary fee.
Morata has been linked with a move to Barcelona but recent reports in Spain suggest he remains a back-up option should the Catalan side fail to land first-choice striker Robert Lewandowski.
The Spain international’s first spell with Juve was from 2014 to 2016 when he helped the Bianconeri to back-to-back league and cup Doubles. He also scored in the 2015 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona.
He returned to Real Madrid after they exercised a buy-back clause and was part of the side which beat Juve in the 2017 Champions League final.
Following spells at Chelsea and Atletico, he returned to Juve on loan where he won another Coppa Italia.
El Atlético ya lo sabe… La Juve no compra a Morata 👀 https://t.co/rLhalpBilt
— MARCA (@marca) May 19, 2022