Arsenal’s bid to sign Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata has been given a lift after talk of a move to Juventus was ended by the Spaniards. Arsenal target not joining Juventus The Gunners have been strongly linked with the 21-year-old since last summer and manager Arsene Wenger is still thought to be keen on a deal for the promising striker.
However, it looked as though Arsenal’s hopes of signing Morata were over when reports in Spain and Italy suggested the Spaniard had agreed to join Juventus. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has now quashed talk Los Blancos will sell the striker to the Italian champions but hasn’t ruled him out joining someone else this summer. He told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: “I am friends with the Juventus executives and president Andrea Agnelli. But I have not spoken to them regarding Morata and, honestly, the possibilities that he goes to play in Turin are zero. “When asked whether the Arsenal target would be allowed to leave another club, Perez added: “I will meet the player and we will try to find the best solution for him and for the club. ” Morata has one year left on his current contract and Real may be forced to cash in if they are unable to persuade the Spain Under-21 international his future lies at the Bernabeu.