Sunday May 1 2016
Marotta: 'Morata wants Juve'

Beppe Marotta assures Alvaro Morata “wants to stay with Juventus, but his destiny depends also on Real Madrid.”

The striker has been in Turin for two years, but the Spaniards have a buy-back option worth €25m.

“Some situations, such as that of Morata, do not depend on us,” director Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

“We want to keep the lad and have to discuss it with Real Madrid. His destiny also depends on Real Madrid’s, as they are currently active in the Liga and Champions League.

“The player improved and grew a great deal with us, while he feels bonded to our club colours. He wants to stay with Juventus, but obviously Real Madrid have everything needed to change his mind.”

Marotta was also asked about a potential bid for Andre Gomes of Valencia.

“We have no principle objectives as such, we are just looking at the market to seek opportunities. It’s not easy to improve this squad, but we will not be caught unprepared.

“Our plan is to bring young players in, like Daniele Rugani. We will then try to sign players with international experience, creating the right mix.”

Patrice Evra starts in a back three against Carpi today, so is it true the veteran is considering a contract extension?

“He is very happy at Juventus and he’ll decide based on his family needs. We want to continue with him and will talk to the player over the next few weeks.”

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