Despite Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti’s insistence that Álvaro Morata will not be leaving the Santiago Bernabéu, reports continue to link the young striker with a variety of suitors. Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan are known to be interested in the 21-year-old, with Gazzetta dello Sport publishing in its Thursday edition that both would be prepared to pay 13 million euros for the Madrid youth product.
According to the newspaper, the player is keen for more regular first-team action and would be open to the possibility of joining a club of Inter and Juve’s prestige. Meanwhile, the publication asserts that Los Blancos could be willing to sanction a deal – if it includes a buy-back option for the coming seasons.
Both Serie A sides are working to make room for Morata, with Gazzetta claiming the Vecchia Signora are out to offload Fabio Quagliarella to Lazio. Inter need to sell before they can buy, says the sports daily, and Fredy Guarín and Andrea Ranocchia are in line to depart the San Siro. Gazzetta also reports that the Nerazzurri are considering a move for Liverpool player Fabio Borini, currently on loan at Sunderland.