Arsenal keeping tabs on former Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata as Mikel Arteta eyes shock transfer from Atletico Madrid

ARSENAL reportedly remain keen to bring Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata back to England with Juventus unwilling to permanently sign the Atletico Madrid striker.

The 29-year-old has spent the last two years on loan with the Old Lady, but the player has been deemed as too expensive by the Serie A giants.

According to AS, Juve have already forked out £17m on Morata's two-year spell in Turin.

And Atletico are demanding £30m from the Italian outfit to turn the Spaniard's temporary stay into a permanent switch.

Juve are said to be unwilling to match their demands, and are only prepared to hand over a further £17m.

All signs point towards a return to the Wanda Metropolitano for Morata, who still has two years left on his contract in Madrid.

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But it remains to be seen whether the player is in the plans of Argentine gaffer Diego Simeone.

As a result, the Spanish news outlet claims that both Arsenal and Barcelona are keeping tabs on his situation.

Barca were close to securing his services in January, only for Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri to block the transfer.

There have even been rumours that the Blaugrana and Atletico could look to swap Antoine Griezmann for Morata.

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Arsenal meanwhile have been linked with Morata numerous times in 2022, with it claimed in April how the club were ready to spend £25m on him.

Though it was then stated how Morata has no intention of a Premier League return following his nightmare stay at Chelsea.

It has been reported that the player doesn't have good memories of living in London and has given a potential switch to the Emirates a 'sharp no'.

Though in a boost for the Gunners, striker Eddie Nketiah appears set to remain at the club after being offered a £100,000-a-week contract.

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