Arsenal has been told that Juventus is willing to sell Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to them after having decided to cash in and make a profit on the 22-year-old.
Morata moved from Real Madrid to Italy last summer, where he has enjoyed a good first season replacing fellow Spanish international teammate Fernando Llorente in manager Massimiliano Allegri’s first team.
Real Madrid however included a buy-back option in Morata’s contract when they sold him to the Italian champions, but are willing to forgo the option with trainer Carlo Ancelotti having plenty of striking options available including 22-year-old sensation Jese.
The figure being quoted for Morata however is quite high at £60 million, and will see both clubs earn £30 million each, with the Spanish giants also suggesting that Juventus approaches Liverpool with the same deal knowing that Brendan Rodgers is in the market for a new striker this summer as well and that the Northern Irishman will realize the amount Juventus wants is realistic given the bright future Morata has in front of him.
To us here at Soccer Transfer we could understand if Juventus tried to sell him for £30 million, but there is no way we can see either Arsenal or Liverpool paying the £60 million Juventus wants.