Real Madrid’s young striker Alvaro Morata’s future is in limbo after Juventus manager Antonio Conte’s incredible resignation on Tuesday night.
The former Juve captain cited lack of motivation for continuing in the role that saw him lead The Old Lady to three straight titles, although there are rumours that the 44-year-old saw unbearable differences with the club hierarchy over transfer policy.
That could have implications over Morata’s move to Turin, as the 21-year-old was seen as one of Conte’s priorities. However, it is understood that Juventus have reassured the Spaniard that the transfer will still go through despite the former Siena boss’ swift exit, as he was a club target, not a manager target.
Morata has returned to Ciudad Real Madrid whilst his future is sorted out, but has been training alone. The striker may be reintroduced into the group if his transfer to the Serie A side isn’t sorted out soon, and Real’s search for a replacement could be called off if Morata returns.
Chelsea are rumoured to be monitoring the situation, and could make a bid if new manager Massimiliano Allegri deems Morata to not be part of his transfer plans, although Real manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to be a big fan.