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Alvaro Morata agrees contract extension with Atletico Madrid amid Serie A links

Alvaro Morata has ended the speculation over his future after reaching an agreement to extend his contract with Atletico Madrid, reports Marca.

Morata has been heavily linked with an exit this summer, garnering interest from AC Milan, Juventus and AS Roma.

However, he has now committed his future to Los Rojiblancos, agreeing to a new deal until 2026.

Following his return from his loan spell at Juventus last summer, the 30-year-old made 36 appearances in all competitions, racking up 15 goals and three assists in all competitions.

Morata’s place came under scrutiny after losing the starting berth midway through the season, which fuelled his exit rumours.

He has accepted a significant pay cut for his new deal, with Atletico experiencing a difficult economic situation.

The La Liga giants will now focus on the renewals of Mario Hermoso, Koke and Stefan Savic, which will also be on reduced terms.

Joao Felix could again be on his way out of Wanda Metropolitano, as he has no future under Diego Simeone.

The Portuguese youngster spent a disappointing loan spell at Chelsea in the second half of the season, and new manager Mauricio Pochettino does not want to make his move permanent.

Atletico are planning to sign a new attacker this summer, with Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez high on their wishlist. Real Mallorca’s South Korean forward Kang-in Lee is also a target.

Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu and Racing Montevideo’s Santiago Mourino are also set to join the club this summer.

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