Earlier today, El Partidazo de COPE journalist Juanma Castaño stated Tottenham Hotspur have made an offer to sign Álvaro Morata in the winter market.
It was also explained Atlético Madrid are ready to let the striker join any English club on loan, but will only allow Barcelona to sign him if there’s a permanent sale.
The 29-year-old is currently on loan at Juventus and could be allowed to leave the Serie A side after the impending arrival of Fiorentina star Dušan Vlahović.
Marca claim Xavi Hernández’s side are finding it ‘unfeasible’ to sign the former Chelsea man as they are facing ‘too many’ challenges to overcome to secure his signature.
The first one is related to Ousmane Dembélé’s future. The winger’s contract expires in June and his refusal to sign a new deal has convinced the Catalan club to cut ties with him this month. If the Frenchman were to leave, Barca will have the ‘salary margin’ to incorporate Morata.
Another reason is that Barcelona have not yet found an agreement with either Atlético or the Turin club. Massimiliano Allegri has stood firm over not letting the Spain international leave, but things can change once Vlahović, who is currently undergoing medical tests, joins them.
Diego Simeone’s side are also insisting they will not let Morata join a direct rival on a loan deal. If a deal has to be done, then it will only be through a sale. Apart from the aforementioned reasons, Barca face competition from other clubs.
Antonio Conte’s side are among the suitors, with Newcastle United another option. It’s claimed Spurs ‘have been interested’ in Morata and ‘can close an operation immediately’, if Juve ‘open the door’ to the Spaniard.
With Tottenham already making an offer and showing willingness to sign Morata, a deal can be concluded quickly, with the help of Allegri’s side.