Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has urged Real Madrid to give the club an answer over whether they are going to re-sign Alvaro Morata as soon as possible. The club chief's comments come after a number of reports suggested Los Blancos are going to get the player back in the summer to sell him elsewhere for a profit, amid Arsenal and Liverpool's reported interest in his services.
Real Madrid sold Morata to the Serie A giants in the summer of 2014, but kept a buy-back option in order to have the control of his future in case he became a major star.
Both Marca and AS have reported in recent months that the Spanish side do not believe the player merits a place alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. However, they are ready to take advantage of his rising reputation to activate the €30m (£23.6m, $33.9m) buy-back option from Juventus, to sell him elsewhere for a €20m profit in a €50m deal.
The Spanish publications claim that Liverpool, Manchester United and specifically Arsenal were closely monitoring the situation ahead of making a move to lure him to the Premier League.
The Telegraph earlier this month confirmed that the Spanish international was the number one target of Arsene Wenger to bolster his attack ahead of next season, after the Frenchman already tried signing him two seasons ago. A deal was eventually ruled out as Wenger was not ready to accept a buy-back option in the contract.
Marotta previously claimed that he was well aware about Real Madrid's business intentions and has now urged the Spaniards to make a final decision one way or another in order to let his team prepare for next season.
"Our intention is to do things fast with Real Madrid because we want to plan out the transfer strategy as quickly as possible," the Juventus chief said to Sport Media, admitting that Los Blancos might delay the response until the end of the season as they are still in the battle for the La Liga title and the Champions League. "But right now Real Madrid are focused on their targets."