Juventus director Beppe Marotta has confirmed that Alvaro Morata will return to Real Madrid.

“Real Madrid will activate their buy-back clause for Alvaro Morata, we’ll see what happens after that,” Marotta told Tuttomercatoweb.

“As for Pogba, we haven’t received any offer, and he is a fundamental player for the present and the future of Juventus. Raiola is an excellent agent with whom we have a great relationship, but Pogba’s growth is still ongoing and he’d do well to stay with us.

“With Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves we worked ahead on the market and started building the team for next season. The Brazilian will be in Turin starting from next week.

“Does that mean Stephan Lichtsteiner will leave? The goal is to have two quality players for every role.”

“Gomes and Mascherano? Those are some pretty utopian targets. Barcelona have closed things down for Mascherano, and Valencia’s request for the Portuguese is pretty high.

“Berardi? I’ve spoken with Squinzi and Carnevali [Sassuolo] and I don’t think the player will go to Inter, he chose a very precise path of development.

“He didn’t refuse to come to Juve, but he decided to stay another year at Sassuolo. If the player wants to grow in an environment that suits him then it’s right to wait.”