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Morata returns to training for Juventus

Juventus have welcomed Alvaro Morata back to training after his initial false start with the club and he is targeting a debut against Udinese.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri may finally have summer signing Alvaro Morata at his disposal as he is nearing fitness.

The £15.8 million signing of Morata from Real Madrid was a big coup for Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta, who beat Arsenal to the punch.

But the triumph of Morata's unveiling was overshadowed by a knee injury sustained during the Spaniard's very first training session with the Italian champions.

La Stampa reports that after the international break, Morata will be back in action for Juventus.

The 21-year-old has made a return to training with the rest of the squad after a period of rehabilitation and physiotherapy and is getting close to match fitness.

"The most expensive signing of the new Juventus era is ready to return and is working to make his debut against Udinese," La Stampa's sub-headline states.

Juventus won their first game of the season 1-0 at Chievo with the score-line not telling the full story of a game the reigning champions thoroughly dominated.

Allegri's men host Udinese on September 13 and will expect a rousing reception from the home support. Morata has 10 days to get in shape if he wants to play.

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