Atletico Madrid have knocked back a 50 million euro bid from Juventus for Alvaro Morata.
Los Rojiblancos are understood to be holding out for the 27-year-old’s 150m euro release fee to be paid if they are to let him go, but that scenario looks impossible in a depressed market where finances are tight due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The bid for Morata has been made on the insistence of new Juve coach Andrea Pirlo, who wants to bring back the Spaniard to the club where he made such an impact between 2014 and 2016.
It would be quite an about-turn for Atleti to ship out their leading goalscorer from last season, especially when they just completed his permanent transfer from Chelsea for 55m euros.
As such, Morata seems set to stay at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for 2020/21.