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Friday May 5 2017
Buffon: ‘Morata move a disappointment’

Gianluigi Buffon admits “it was a disappointment for me” when Real Madrid bought Alvaro Morata back from Juventus.

The striker spent two seasons with the Bianconeri, but the original deal which took him to Turin contained a buyback clause, which Los Merengues activated last summer.

“It took him a couple of months to adapt, it’s normal,” Buffon told Real Madrid TV.

“He learned perfectly how to move on an Italian pitch and it’s different to in Spain. Juventus play in a different way to Real Madrid.

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Thursday May 4 2017
Zaza torn between Juve and Morata

Simone Zaza admits he can’t decide whether to support Juventus or his “brother” Alvaro Morata’s Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The first leg semi-final results suggest the Final in Cardiff will be between these two giants, as Real crushed Atletico Madrid 3-0 and Juve earned a 2-0 away win at Monaco.

“If that is the Final, I don’t think I will go to see the game,” Zaza told Radio Onda Cer.

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Wednesday April 19 2017
Montella three hour Milan meeting

Vincenzo Montella reportedly met with Milan executives Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli for three hours yesterday.

The new Rossoneri ownership have already stressed the importance of retaining the Coach, and are said to have been impressed with his work so far.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the long meeting served to increase the good feeling between the two parties, with a variety of topics on the agenda.

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Tuesday April 18 2017
Milan attempt for Morata

Milan’s new owners had their first summit today and reportedly set their sights on Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, also wanted by Chelsea.

The takeover by Yonghong Li was completed last week and work can finally begin on planning for next season, as today directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli met with Coach Vincenzo Montella.

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Friday April 14 2017
Milan to go for Sturridge

Now that the Milan takeover has been completed, reports indicate that the Rossoneri now look to make a bid for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

According to calciomercato.it, one of the priorities under the new regime will be to find a replacement for Carlos Bacca, who looks likely to leave the club this summer.

Other names mentioned have included Karim Benzema, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, but Sturridge may prove to be an easier capture, with multiple reports in England pointing towards a summer exit.

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Wednesday April 12 2017
Morata: ‘Lost at Juventus’

Alvaro Morata admits he was “lost” during his first months at Juventus, but Gigi Buffon turned his career around.

The striker joined the Bianconeri from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014, but initially struggled to make an impact in Italian football.

However, he later became known for scoring in important games, and Los Merengues activated the buyback clause in his contract last summer.

“People think we’re machines,” Morata told the Guardian.

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Sunday February 12 2017
Morata: 'Beating Napoli would be sweet'

Alvaro Morata admits beating Napoli in the Champions League would be sweeter given his Juventus past.

The Real Madrid forward played for the Old Lady for two seasons, winning the League and Cup double in both of them, before returning to his boyhood club last summer.

However, the 24-year-old has fond memories of his time in Serie A and is adamant he would have wanted to stay a lot longer had Los Blancos not exercised their right to re-sign him.

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Friday January 6 2017
Sacchi 'told Real to sign Dybala...'

Arrigo Sacchi reportedly made Real Madrid President Florentino Perez aware of Paulo Dybala’s potential three years ago.

According to Marca, the former Milan and Italy Coach has maintained his relationship with Los Merengues since he was their Director of Football for the 2004-05 season.

The article suggests that Sacchi advised Real to sign Dybala way back when he was playing at Palermo, before being signed by Juventus for €32m in summer 2015.

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Tuesday January 3 2017
Zidane: ‘Morata happy at Madrid’

Zinedine Zidane shoots down rumours that Alvaro Morata wants to return to Juventus - “this is his home”.

The striker returned to Real Madrid from the Bianconeri this summer, but this morning’s Corriere dello Sport claimed that he was keen to move back to Turin.

“I don’t think this is real news,” Zidane shrugged in a Press conference.

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Wednesday October 12 2016
Reina: Napoli are 'over Higuain'

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has spoken about the impact of the sale of top scorer Gonzalo Higuain, taking a swipe at his ex-teammate in the process. 

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Spaniard urged those at the club to 'turn the page' following the summer departure of the man who plundered 36 league goals last term, before joining rivals Juventus.

"The departure of Higuain? His sale has allowed us to take different players who have improved a team was already very good last year.

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