Arsenal keeping close tabs with No.9 Spanish centre-forward

Arsenal are set to give Juventus a run for their money in the battle to add Alvaro Morata. Atletico Madrid centre-forward, currently on loan in Turin, has emerged as one of the top targets for the Spanish tactician as Mikel Arteta looks to shore up his options in the goalscoring department.

Spain international is expected to return to Wanda Metropolitano following the end of his loan deal. It appears the Gunners are set to launch a €30m bid in an effort to sign Morata. Juventus, though, are also interested in a permanent deal for Alvaro.

The report suggests that Old Lady are set to offer Los Colchoneros a figure of nearly €15m after spending €20m during his two-year loan spell at the club. La Liga giants are yet to make a clear stance on this issue, but they are likely to offload the 29-year-old striker in the summer despite the departure of Luis Suarez.

The Spanish centre-back is regarded as one of the best strikers in football. But it is fair to say the former Real Madrid centre-forward has never been able to hit the heights of his first spell at Juventus and has often lacked consistency in his game.

The Gunners, for one, rate the Spaniard highly due to his vast experience at the highest level of football, coupled with his technical and positional sense, which goes hand in hand with the Spanish manager’s tactical philosophy.