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Arsenal and Liverpool are set to battle it out this summer for Juventus star striker Alvaro Morata.

The former Real Madrid player has hit the ground running in Turin, often being picked over his Spanish international compatriot Fernando Llorente.

The news coming out of Italy is that Juventus is lining up a deal with Palermo which will see 21-year-old hot-shot Paulo Dybala move north allowing manager Massimo Allegri to pair the Argentinian striker with his international teammate Carlos Tevez.

And while Morata has been doing well with the Old Lady he may be forced to leave the club in search of first team football.

Reports in Spain suggest that both Arsenal and Liverpool have made enquiries about the 22-year-old, while there is still the possibility he may return to his childhood club Real Madrid.

Both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers are fans of Morata and know that in order to sign him they will have to pay more than the £14.5 million Juventus paid for him last summer.

If one of the English pair is to sign him, much could depend on the future of Karim Benzema at Real Madrid, and if the Frenchman was to leave, the Spanish giants would look to bring Morata back home.