Arsenal have allegedly got in contact (with someone) in order to sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus.
This is far from the first time that we’ve been linked with a move for the former Real Madrid man, in fact, before he moved to Juve in the summer of 2014, he was heavily linked with Arsenal – and the window before that.
Signing a five year deal with the Italian giants when he first arrived at the club, Morata put his signature to a new deal extending his contract to 2010 just last month.
Knowing that information, it would seem incredible that Juventus would let him go, even if Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have all reportedly made (or are considering making) an approach for him.
The report claiming that Arsenal had been in touch seems to have originated from talkSPORT (this time) and they state that Arsene Wenger wants to get the 23-year-old signed up in this window.
Other sources have stated, categorically, that Arsenal will not be buying any more senior players during this window.
Morata is a good player, of that there is no doubt, but with a price tag of just under £50m there is no way that Arsene Wenger would continue with his interest.
Not that any of this matters, Morata won’t be going anywhere for a while yet – even if Wenger did go crazy and offer £50m for him.