Arsenal have been linked with a move to sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus this summer, while the Italians are credited with an interest in Olivier Giroud.
The Spanish striker has emerged as one of the most coveted strikers in Europe since leaving Real Madrid in 2014, and has already equalled legend Alessandro Del Piero’s record of scoring in five consecutive Champions League matches for Juventus.
Morata has now talked up a possible exit from the Italian champions, citing Germany or England as likely destinations in the future.
“I don’t know if I’ll be at Juve next season. I’m happy there, but we’ll see,” he told Spanish newspaper Marca.
“England or Germany are countries where I could improve, but I’m happy in Italy. Juventus is a great club and I feel at home.
“I like the characteristics of the Premier League and because it is more attractive for a striker and not as tactical as Italy. I like it.
“The clause is talked about every time I score a goal. When I wasn’t scoring, no one was talking about it.
“It’s been a very strange year for me. Every time I’ve had to talk about this one thing.
“In the end what I have to do is stay focused on my game, but of course I think about what will happen in the future and the possibility [of returning to Madrid] is real. It’s there.”
With Giroud claimed to be of interest to the Old Lady, the chance to land the highly-rated Spanish international striker could be a realistic one.
Juve are overwhelmed with attacking talent at present, with Mario Mandzukic, Simone Zaza and Paulo Dybala all vying for starting positions, and the chance to land Morata could not be better.
Mandzukic and Dybala have been chosen to start in more matches than the 23 year-old, and we would no doubt be able to offer him a first-team role for the new season.
I think it would be stupid to ask IF you would take Morata, but can we afford to let Giroud go as part of the deal?