Report: Serie A side in advanced talks for striker linked with Spurs in January

Fabio Paratici
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Juventus are in advanced talks to sign Alvaro Morata on a permanent deal from Atletico Madrid, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. 

Morata has been in strong form for Juventus this season after joining the club on a season-long loan last summer. 

The Old Lady have seemingly been that impressed with the Spain international, with Gazzetta dello Sport claiming they are keen to secure him permanently ahead of the summer transfer window. 

It is explained that Atletico value Morata upwards of €35 million (£29m) which has caused Juventus to stutter and pursue a cheaper asking price. 

This comes after the 29-year-old reportedly attracted suitors in Tottenham, with The Times alleging Antonio Conte had been looking to draft him into his squad in January. 

A move never materialised though, after Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed on deadline day that he would remain at Juventus with manager Massimiliano Allegri keen to deploy him alongside Dusan Vlahovic. 

Morata has turned out 38 times for Juventus this term, netting 11 goals and recording four assists (Transfermarkt). 

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It seems that Spurs will have to look elsewhere for strikers this summer with Juventus taking a big liking to Morata. 

Granted, he would have expected to play if he did come, which would have been tricky with Harry Kane around and the formation not suiting his position. 

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