Arsenal and Chelsea interested in Spain international
Thursday 7 July 2016 17:50, UK
Real Madrid would consider selling Alvaro Morata to finance a deal to sign Paul Pogba, according to Guillem Balague.
The Real academy graduate, deemed surplus to requirements in 2014 before being shipped out to Juventus, is back at the Bernabeu after Madrid exercised the buy-back clause in his contract with the Serie A champions.
But Morata's return to the Spanish capital appears to be for the short term, with Sky Sports' Spanish football expert confirming Real are prepared to cash-in on the striker to generate funds.
"Morata will return to training with Real Madrid, that is the only fact in this story," Balague told Sky Sports News HQ.
"Morata has asked Real Madrid for his wages to reflect those he got at Juventus and Real and doubting whether that is the best option.
"Real are willing to spend around €100m (£85.1m) to bring Pogba to the club but they need to get that money from somewhere, meaning they are open to the possibility of selling Morata."
Real are willing to spend around €100m to bring Pogba to the club but they need to get that money from somewhere, meaning they are open to the possibility of selling Morata.
A robust yet technically-gifted footballer, the Premier League appears to be Morata's likely destination, with a host of clubs linked with the Spain international.
"Real have put a €75m price-tag on Morata, which I think is a little bit too much for certain clubs," Balague added.
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"What's clear, however, is both Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in the player.
"This is another transfer that will go in the 'we will have to wait and see' pile as it depends on many factors. If he has to leave, Morata would like to go to the Premier League."