Juve chief: Morata could leave, but no Isco bid

Juventus striker Álvaro Morata could be on his way back to Real Madrid, admits Juve general manager Giuseppe Marotta, but they won’t be making a bid to swap him with Isco.

The Spanish striker was sold to the Serie A champions with a buy-back clause inserted in his contract, and Marotta acknowledges that Los Blancos could be ready to utilise that option.

“We’ll have to meet with Real Madrid, but at the moment they’re busy preparing for the Champions League final,” he said when asked about Morata. “We’ll talk after the final.”

The Bianconeri chief was also asked about the possibility of swapping one Spaniard for another, but insists that he will not be discussing a bid for Madrid playmaker Isco.

“Isco won’t come, we’ll discuss Morata with Real, but there are long months ahead. Our attack meets every requirement, also formed by three players who arrived last summer.

“We’re very happy with what they’re doing, but if someone like Morata leaves we’d evaluate things. I think we’ll start next season with this arrangement though.”