Juventus face another opponent in their bid to keep Alvaro Morata as Arsenal have made an offer to Atletico Madrid. Barcelona had tried to lure him in January and continue to monitor the situation. That Bianconeri have a €35m option to buy him out. However, you don’t want to spend that much to keep it.
Corresponding Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners have bid £25m for the Spanish striker. It is the highest bid currently on the table colchoneros. The old lady, who had loaned him out for €20m for the last two seasons, wants to limit her final investment to between €15m and €20m.
Morata would rather stay at Juventus than join Arsenal. La Stampa reports. The centre-forward has not been comfortable in London in his last 15 months. Between 2017 and 2019 he made 72 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 24 goals. He had a battle with depression and missed the 2018 World Cup.
On the other hand, the Bianconeri have to come to terms with Atletico Madrid and it’s not sure if that will happen. A return to the Premier League cannot therefore be completely ruled out. Barcelona have a bigger fish to fry as they go after Robert Lewandowski.
Juventus are keen to confirm Morata to avoid having their front line completely rebuilt. Paulo Dybala will leave on a free transfer and Moise Kean is also on loan. They can have him for another campaign by paying Everton €4m but he’s been mostly disappointing so far.