Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Alvaro Morata likes the idea of joining Arsenal despite his public declarations that he wants to stay in Turin.

The Juventus striker looks set to be sold back to Real Madrid as they activate the €30m buy-back option they included in the contract when they sold him initially. They are then expected to sell him on for €60m with Arsenal reportedly at the head of the queue in plan that was hatched a few months ago.

In fact, the Italian paper even go so far as to say that Arsenal have already made the offer, so it might not be a bad idea to take advantage of some free bets with Bet365 and place some money on the player who could well be Arsenal’s next new signing.

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Real Madrid have to activate the option sometime between June 1st and June 15th (the window is available both this summer and next) and Juve are keen to get it sorted as soon as possible so they can find a replacement for their striker.

Gazzetta also claim that a decision will be made after the Champions League final this weekend and it is expected that Fiorentino Perez, Madrid’s president, will exercise the option next week when it comes into play on Wednesday.

While it seems insane that Arsenal and, in particular, Arsene Wenger, could not only spend €60m on one player, but do so after they have already spent €45m on another in the same window, these are the times we live in now.

It really looks like they could do it as long as all the other ducks line-up in the right order.

Exciting times.