Juventus striker Alvaro Morata is reluctant to move to Arsenal, unless they qualify for the Champions League this campaign, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Italian website claims that the Gunners are “ready to offer” €30m (£25m) to sign the Spanish international this summer, but his reluctance to return to London where he flopped at Chelsea has left Juve’s “hopes intact”.
Morata is on loan from Atletico Madrid until the end of the season. He has spent the best part of two years back in Italy but Juventus are trying to negotiate the price to secure him on a permanent basis.
The Serie A side are only willing to pay €15m (£12.6m) plus bonuses and, with Arsenal said to be willing to offer double, Atletico are refusing to give Morata’s current team a discount.
With the Gunners also planning a bid for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, it does appear that technical director Edu has already identified the two strikers he wants to sign.