Allegri rules out Morata exit but confirms Ramsey is leaving Juventus.
Barcelona is set to be frustrated in their pursuit of Alvaro Morata.
but Aaron Ramsey is seemingly Premier League-bound once again.
Alvaro Morata will not be leaving Juventus in the January transfer window but Aaron Ramsey is set to depart, head coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed.
Morata is on loan at Juve from Atletico Madrid but reports in Spain suggested the former Real Madrid striker was poised to join Los Blancos’ Clasico rivals Barcelona.
AS reported that a deal was “95 per cent” done for the Spain striker to join on a six-month loan deal with a purchase option included,
With Barca coach, Xavi is reportedly keen to make him the latest addition to their forward ranks.
However, speaking before Thursday’s Serie A clash with Napoli, Allegri said he has no intention of letting Morata end his second stay in Turin.
“Alvaro Morata will not leave, he is a [high] performance footballer. The problem with him is that he is given the wrong label,”
Allegri said. “He is very important: I talked to him and I told him not to leave. Case closed.”
However, Ramsey – who earns a reported £400,000 a week at Juve – looks increasingly likely to move back to England.
The 31-year-old has been rumour about a return to Arsenal, as well as Newcastle United who have money to spend following their big-money
Everton have also been credited with an interest, while a formal approach by Burnley was reportedly rejected by Ramsey.
Allegri added: “Aaron Ramsey is now set to leave Juventus. We’re working on it. “There are no other changes or transfers in our plans, this is 99 per cent sure.”
Juventus are fifth in Serie A and 12 points adrift of leaders Inter ahead of the resumption of the league following the mid-season break.
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