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Morata agrees deal with Juventus ahead of summer return to Italy

Juventus have all but agreed a deal to take Alvaro Morata back to Turin this summer, according to reports from Italy.

Morata spent two seasons with The Old Lady between 2014-2016, establishing himself as a fan favourite by helping the Italian giants to back-to-back league and cup doubles.

The Spaniard then re-joined Real Madrid before joining Chelsea as a club record signing last summer.

The 25-year-old however has endured a difficult first season at Stamford Bridge, leading to widespread speculation he could be on his way out of the club after only one year.

Those rumours now appear to be one step closer to becoming reality after Rai Sport report Morata has already agreed personal terms to re-join Juve this summer.

Negotiations however remain ongoing over Morata’s wage demands – the Spain international earns nearly £8.5 million per year at Chelsea, significantly higher than Juve’s current biggest earner Gonzalo Higuain, who pockets a tidy £7 million per annum.

A fee is also yet to be agreed, with Chelsea holding out to recoup much of the near £60 million spent on the striker last summer.

It was reported last week Juventus would only be willing to pay as much as £13 million to re-sign him.

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