Arsenal favourites to sign Juventus striker this summer – report

Bookmakers have made Arsenal the favourites to sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus this summer

Arsenal are now the favourites to sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus this summer as Arsene Wenger considers his transfer options this summer.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a big-money bid to bring the forward to Emirates Stadium in recent days as Wenger considers bolstering his attacking options in north London.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to England in recent days amid claims that he is set to quit Juventus this summer.

Now, following heavy backing, Arsenal having shortened to 13/8 favourites to sign the Juventus striker ahead of his former club Real Madrid at 15/8 with BetStars.

Manchester United are currently third favourites at 7/2, with new manager Jose Mourinho having handed Morata his first-team debut whilst he was in charge at Real.

“He’s already hinted at being offered several tempting offers from England and after a flurry of bets overnight it looks like the lure of Premier League football could be too strong to resist for Morata,” said Ian Marmion, trading director at BetStars.

“Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the Spanish youngster, and with Arsenal in the market for a top striker we’re calling it; expect Morata to be playing his football at the Emirates next season.”

Real Madrid are thought to be considering activating their buy-back clause for Morata before selling him on at a profit this summer.

The striker scored 12 goals and notched up nine assists in 47 games in all competitions for Juventus last season.

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