Speculation surrounding the future of French international Paul Pogba continues to intensify as Europe’s elite clubs all weigh-up summer moves.

Italian press revealed earlier this week that Chelsea were ‘already working’ on a deal to bring Pogba to Stamford Bridge, but fresh reports from Spain claim Alvaro Morata’s buy-back clause with Real Madrid could be a deal-maker.

Morata completed a £15million move to Juventus back in 2014 and has made over 80 appearances for the Italian giants since, scoring 22 and assisting 14 in the process (including two against Real in the Champions League semi-finals last season).

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Juventus fear Morata’s development in Turin will tempt Real into activating their buy-back clause – not just for footballing reasons.

Director general Giuseppe Marotta told Italian TV show Domenica Sportiva: “Real Madrid could see themselves obliged to repurchase the player, but, in reality, they might do it without having any sporting interest in Morata.”

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“We hope he is not repurchased to immediately make a profit on him. They would be within their rights. There is a time-frame to do that, and we don’t know if it will happen or not.”

According to Frichajes, Real are prepared to relinquish the clause, but only if Juventus open talks with the Spanish giants regarding the sale of Paul Pogba.

Advantage Real but Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City are unlikely to go down that easy in the race to sign one of Europe’s hottest talents.