Report: One minor stumbling block between Juventus and Morata

Juventus are on the brink of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

Juventus are set to win the race to sign Alvaro Morata, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool over the last few weeks.

The Spanish striking star has fallen out with Real Madrid and made clear his intention to find a new challenge this summer, sparking a flurry of interest.

But Italian champions Juventus were the first on the scene and seem to have been the only club to enter advanced talks with Real.

Despite alleged interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, the talks are now close to yielding a conclusive result and Morata is believed to be preparing to head to Turin.

The latest from Tuttosport is that Morata has agreed to sign a £1.7 million per year contract with Juventus until 2018 with the option of an extra year.

Juventus are believed to be ready to pay between £16 million and £18 million for Morata but the troublesome element of the deal at present is the buyback clause.

Real Madrid want to be able to ensure that they have the right to re-sign Morata at a set price within a certain period, but Juventus are reluctant.

However, the two clubs seem to be getting closer to agreeing that Real can buy Morata back before 2016 for somewhere in the region of £25 million.

The deal could be completed within the week and would represent a massive addition to Juventus' squad as they look to compete for European glory as well as retaining the domestic title.

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