- Alvaro Morata is close to signing for his former side Juventus this summer
- The 27-year-old was spotted in an airport in Italy to finalize the deal with Juve
- Luis Suarez has been linked with the Bianconeri but due to complications, the move has been called off
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Alvaro Morata has arrived in Italy ahead of his much-anticipated return to his former club, Juventus this summer.
The Spanish striker joined the Bianconeri on loan from Real Madrid in 2016, won two league titles and helped them reach the Champions League finals in 2015.
Morata is set to join the Italian champions on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid while Barcelona's Luis Suarez will be heading in the opposite direction.
The striker scored 15 goals across two years in his first spell with Juve but Morata is arguably the club's second choice after missing out on Suarez.
Juve have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season as the 27-year-old touched down an airport in Italy ahead of a reunion with his former club.
Morata found the back of the net 12 times for Atletico last season after making his two-year loan move from Chelsea permanent during the 2019-20 season.
On the hand, Suarez has been linked with Juve this summer as he passed an Italian exam last week in order to acquire dual nationality.
But the Serie A giants have been unable to bring in any more non-European Union (EU) players in this transfer window following the arrivals of Brazilian Arthur Melo and American Weston McKennie.
Old Lady boss, Pirlo has admitted that it would take time to process a passport for Suarez before the October 5, deadline day move.
The bottleneck has led to Juve to settle for Atletico striker Morata who happens to have been former teammates with club manager, Pirlo.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Barcelona have reportedly planned to stop Luis Suarez from joining fellow Spanish League outfit Atletico Madrid before the end of this transfer window.
The 33-year-old was informed by the Catalans' new boss, Ronald Koeman that he is no longer wanted at Camp Nou.
And since then, he began shopping for a new club. He was initially meant to join Juventus but the move was botched due to passport delays and that brought Los Rojiblancos into the picture.
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