Barça want Morata on 18-month loan but Atletico want €30m fee

The Catalan club also need to make room on their wage bill

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Barcelona have not ruled out signing Alvaro Morata but it's complicated. Juventus will let him leave this month once they complete a deal for Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic, but Atletico want a guarantee of a transfer in January, something Barça are not prepared to do.

Barça want an 18-month loan and the player is keen to move to Camp Nou, but it doesn't suit Atletico, with Morata's deal at the Wanda up in 2023.

All parties continue to speak as Barça look for ways to make room within their spending limit for the season to be able to register new signings.

The main hurdle is still that: Barça's financial situation. The Blaugrana can's register anyone until they move on players or find a solution to the Ousmane Dembele situation, either a renewal or a departure. Talks continue.

From there, Barça are also trying to reach an agreement with Atletico, who want a €30 million fee in the summer and will only accept a loan with an obligatory buy clause. The money would come out of the €40m Atletico are due to pay for Griezmann.

Barça have proposed an 18-month loan for Morata but that doesn't interest Atletico. There's no agreement, but the forward is pressing to move to Catalonia. Everything passes through Barça making room first.

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