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Thursday March 24 2016
Juve: Cavani, Batshuayi for Morata?

Juventus are reportedly planning for Alvaro Morata’s departure with moves for PSG’s Edinson Cavani and Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi.

Real Madrid have the right to buy back Morata this summer for €30m and are believed to be keen to take up the option before selling on the striker.

Il Messaggero reports today that the Bianconeri are already planning for a post-Morata future with interest in Cavani and Batshuayi.

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Morata-Aduriz for Italy

Vicente Del Bosque is looking forward to a “top level” friendly with Italy before Euro 2016 and could start Alvaro Morata and Aritz Aduriz.

It kicks off at the Dacia Arena in Udine on Thursday at 19.45 GMT.

“Playing a top level friendly like this before the Euros is a good thing, also to understand the current status of these national teams,” said the Spain Coach in a Press conference.

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Buffon: 'Criticism keeps us alive'

Gigi Buffon hailed Iker Casillas and said criticism “is motivation that keeps us alive at our age.”

The friendly kicks off at the Dacia Arena in Udine on Thursday at 19.45 GMT.

This will be an intriguing challenge between veteran goalkeepers Buffon and Iker Casillas.

“We were fortunate and in a way smart to choose a role that allowed us to last longer,” smiled Buffon.

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Morata: 'Buffon greatest in history'

Alvaro Morata called his Juventus teammate and Italy opponent Gigi Buffon “the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football.”

The pair play their club football together in Turin, but will be facing off in Udine tomorrow evening in an international friendly.

“Buffon is the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football,” the Spain international said in a Press conference.

“On top of all that, he is also a wonderful person, both on and off the field. I am extremely lucky to get the chance to play with him.

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Morata: 'I want Juve, but...'

Alvaro Morata admits he’d “like to stay at Juventus for many more years, it feels like home, but it’s not only my decision.”

The Spain striker spoke in a Press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s friendly with Italy in Udine, but naturally was asked about his future at club level.

Real Madrid still have a buy-back clause and could activate it for €30m this summer, maybe to sell him on at a profit to Arsenal.

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Marotta: ‘Morata clause a worry’

General manager Giuseppe Marotta admits Alvaro Morata’s clause is like “the sword of Damocles” hanging over Juventus.

The Spanish striker joined from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014, but Los Merengues inserted a buyback clause for the summer of 2016 and 2017.

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Del Bosque: ‘Morata to blame’

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque says ‘if Juventus aren’t using Alvaro Morata much it’s his own fault, not the Coach’s.’

The Bianconeri striker has had an inconsistent season, struggling to get regular starting spots amid competition from Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Simone Zaza.

Morata is in the Spain squad that will face Italy tomorrow, but Del Bosque was critical of the striker by saying that ‘no one would’ve said anything if I didn’t call him up.’

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Wednesday March 23 2016
Morata: ‘I want clarification’

Juventus’ Alvaro Morata says ‘I want to know where to buy a house’ as uncertainty about his Real Madrid re-purchase continues.

The Merengues side have the right to buy back the Spanish striker for €30m, depending on the amount of appearances, and he is keen to see the issue of his future resolved.

“Speaking about next year is difficult for me, because I don’t have the certainty of knowing where I will be and this is a strange situation,” Morata said to Cadena Cope.

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Tuesday March 22 2016
Morata to Arsenal via Madrid?

Spanish paper AS has again claimed Real Madrid will bring back Alvaro Morata from Juventus to sell him on at a profit to Arsenal.

The report had already emerged a few weeks ago, but is revived in Spain today based on the complex clauses of his contract.

Real Madrid have a buy-back clause that depends on how many appearances Morata makes for Juve this season – the more games, the higher the price.

If he plays more than 50% of fixtures, the price tag is set at €30m, with only appearances of more than 45 minutes counting, AS reports.

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Monday March 21 2016
Serie A Team of Week 30

The fight for the Scudetto continues between Juventus and Napoli, who both won while everyone else treads water. Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 30.

Samir Handanovic [Inter]

Made several superb saves including stopping a fierce volley from Stephan El Shaarawy in the first half and two decisive stops in the second, first from Edin Dzeko’s forceful header while later he parried away a Mohamed Salah effort from close up. Committed.

Daniele Rugani [Juventus]

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