Arsenal ‘make transfer offer for Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata’ but face competition from Juventus

ARSENAL are preparing to launch a bid for Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.

The former Chelsea man looks set to be the latest target as the Gunners look to replace outgoing Alexandre Lacazette.

Morata has an impressive international record for Spain


Morata has an impressive international record for SpainCredit: Reuters

The 29-year-old spent the last two seasons on loan at Juventus, which coincided with the Old Lady losing their grip on the Serie A trophy.

The Spaniard has not yet seen his loan spell in Turin made permanent, although the Italian giants remain keen on tying him down.

Morata joined London rivals Chelsea in 2017, although he failed to reach the heights compatriot Diego Costa hit in the seasons before.

According to The Mirror, Mikel Arteta’s side may look to capitalise on the slow negotiations in Italy as they look for a cheaper deal.

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Arsenal’s need for another body up front is obvious, with Eddie Nketiah the only recognised senior striker after his recently signed new contract at the club.

They have already looked to the Serie A for potential replacements, with Tammy Abraham being touted as a name the club are interested in.

However, it has been reported the Englishman is happy in Rome.

Gabriel Jesus is another name the club have been linked with this summer, after he showed his desire to leave Manchester City.


They look a lot closer to completing a deal for the Brazilian, with reports suggesting they are happy to pay the fee the champions are asking for.

This would see them beat arch-rivals Spurs to the deal, as they look to leapfrog them back into the top four next season.


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