Arsenal ‘offered’ chance to sign ex-Chelsea talent, Tottenham and Newcastle United linked with late raid

The Gunners are understood to be on the hunt for a new hitman.

<p>Alvaro Morata.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)</p>

Alvaro Morata. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been “offered” the chance to sign Alvaro Morata this month, according to The Times.

The Gunners are said to be on the lookout for a new centre-forward to spearhead Mikel Arteta’s attack, and having missed out on reported target Dusan Vlahovic, could be in line to land the man who he has seemingly replaced at Juventus.

Morata is currently on loan in Turin from Atletico Madrid, but faces a complicated situation, with Vlahovic’s arrival likely to pose a considerable threat to his first team opportunities.

If that is the case, then the Spain international could find himself on the move again in the coming days, with Arsenal understood to be one potential destination.

What is Morata’s situation?

Morata has been with Juventus since September 2020, when he joined on a long term loan deal from parent club Atletico Madrid.

This season, however, he has hit just five goals in 22 Serie A appearances, and the high-profile arrival of Vlahovic could spell trouble for his hopes of retaining a regular starting role in Turin.

If that is the case, then Atletico could look to take him back to the Spanish capital, but with first team opportunities likely to be equally scarce, it could well be that he is immediately sent back out elsewhere.

Reports in Spain suggest that a sale would be preferable, but his parent club could also acquiesce to another loan.

Who is interested in Morata?

Alongside Arsenal, Spanish outlet COPE suggest that both Tottenham and Newcastle United are keeping tabs on Morata’s situation as the transfer window draws to a close.

Seemingly, a move to the Premier League is Atletico’s preference for the player as well.

Barcelona have long been touted as admirers of the 29-year-old, but with the two clubs very much direct rivals in La Liga, it is understood that Diego Simeone’s side would rather see Morata jet off back to England, following his previous stint with Chelsea.