Belgian press report Juventus battle Tottenham for Batshuayi after losing Morata

Michy Batshuayi

Real Madrid bringing back Alvaro Morata could have a significant knock on effect for Tottenham?

Football Soccer - Juventus v Milan - Italian Cup Final - Olympic stadium, Rome, Italy - 21/05/16Football Soccer - Juventus v Milan - Italian Cup Final - Olympic stadium, Rome, Italy - 21/05/16

A big deal between Juventus and Real Madrid could have a knock on effect for Tottenham Hotspur, it has been claimed.

Real Madrid confirmed via their official website they have decided to invoke their buy back clause for Alvaro Morata, re-signing the striker they sold to the Italian side two years ago.

This leaves Juventus searching for a new striker, and according to Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, a prime target is Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

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It is reported that other targets like Romelu Lukaku are too expensive, but Juventus believe they can meet Marseille's asking price - and are even considering throwing in two unnamed players as makeweights in a swap deal.

Nieuwsblad report that Juventus are now Tottenham's biggest challengers to sign Batshuayi, with the Italian side determined to land a top striker to replace Morata.

Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon holds the cup at the end of their match against Sampdoria.Juventus' goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon holds the cup at the end of their match against Sampdoria.

Juventus have won the last four Serie A titles and can offer Batshuayi a good shot of winning silverware, as well as regular Champions League football.

The Times reported just last week that Spurs were 'confident' of signing the Belgian striker, but Juventus entering the race certainly makes a deal far trickier.

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