Arsenal target Alvaro Morata has sparked interests from Manchester United and Liverpool. While the former is monitoring the player, the latter is ready to make an official bid.
The club director of Juventus has insisted that they are not interesting in selling the player. According to Independent, he said, ‘We have no interest in dealing with Real Madrid or any other club. We’ve never considered selling Morata. He is part of the backbone of this team; he’s a youngster who has shown he is the real thing. We are used to keeping hold of players like him.’
Although the Serie A side remains adamant on retaining the player, Premier League clubs have maintained their interests, especially Liverpool who are reported to be ahead in the race to sign the striker. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, an Italian newspaper, Liverpool is in the process of making a £45 million deal.
On the other hand, Tuttosport, has reported that Manchester United’s manager, Louis van Gaal is also interested in signing Morata in order to increase attacking options at the club this season.
Arsene Wenger had been keen to sign the player in the 2014/2015 season but Real Madrid did not entertain his advances.
The Spanish striker has the option to return to Real Madrid, with the La Liga club having a buy-out option of £23 million. While for other clubs, the release clause is of £61 million.
Arsenal has Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott available in the striking line-up, and Wenger is waiting for Danny Welbeck to return from injury who is expect back in February. According to Wenger, there isn’t any player better than Welbeck in the current market, but there’s always a chance of the right bargain available to interest Wenger.