Alvaro Morata
Spain's Alvaro Morata speaks during a news conference before a national team soccer training session in Brussels, Belgium, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Delmi Alvarez/Files

REUTERS – Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has extended his contract with the Italian club until June 2020, ending speculation about him moving back to Real Madrid.

The 23-year old Spanish international’s previous contract was set to expire in 2019, the club said. (www.juventus.com)

Madrid-born Morata moved to Juventus from Real in July 2014 for 20 million euros ($21.94 million).

Real president Florentino Perez hinted in September that the club might look into getting Morata back, Spanish media reported.

Morata has scored one goal in 13 appearances this season.

Fifth-placed Juventus play Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday.

($1 = 0.9117 euros)

(Reporting by Marianna Ciabach-Malinowska in Gdynia, editing by Ed Osmond)

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