Morata agent gives update on striker's future amid growing Arsenal interest
By Dominic Toner
Alvaro Morata has offers on the table from leading Premier League clubs, according to the Spanish striker’s agent.
The Real Madrid striker has attracted strong interest from the world’s richest clubs on the back of an impressive two seasons at Juventus.
As reported by Football Insider, Arsenal and Chelsea are both exploring the possibility of signing him during the summer transfer window.
His agent Juanma Lopez gave an update on his in-demand client’s future while the player leads the line for Spain at Euro 2016.
“He still has offers from top clubs in the Premier League,” Lopez told Spanish publication AS, as cited by the Evening Standard. “As things stand he is a Madrid player from July 1. Whether he will stay or not, you have to ask Real Madrid.”
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Arsenal have turned their attention to Morata after failing to land Jamie Vardy, who has snubbed the Gunners to agree the terms of a new Leicester contract.
The Spaniard has spent the last two at Juventus but Real Madrid exercised a buy-back clause of £23million on Tuesday to take him back to the Spanish capital.
His agent has not ruled out the possibility of him remaining at Madrid although it is widely expected they will look to sell Morata on for a profit.
The striker has enjoyed a fantastic start to Euro 2016, following up a brace against Turkey with the opener in Spain’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia on Wednesday, leaving him joint-top of the goal scorers chart alongside Gareth Bale.
London rivals Chelsea are expected to be Arsenal’s main competition to the signature of Morata, as they are also keen to bolster their team under new boss Antonio Conte.
In other Arsenal transfer news, they have joined the race to sign Brazilian defender.