Exclusive: Arsenal Back On Course To Sign La Liga Striker After Juventus Transfer Collapses

Morata could well end up at the Emirates after all.

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The resignation of Antonio Conte as Juventus manager has seen Alvaro Morata’s transfer from Real Madrid collapse and Arsenal come back into the fray, CaughtOffside understands.

The 21-year-old had reached an agreement to join La Bianconeri before Conte stepped down, but that has been thrown into doubt as it was the 44-year-old who was keen to push the deal through.

Morata is back in pre-season training with Madrid now, but is training away from the rest of the first team squad with head coach Carlo Ancelotti shipping out the striker regardless of whether Juve still want him or not.

This has reignited the interest of the Gunners, who were initially put off signing the Spaniard because of the financial demands of Los Blancos.

Yet in this new scenario the Spanish giants are likely to accept a considerably lower fee for Morata and manager Arsene Wenger may well find a cheap solution to his lack of forwards problem.

Wenger admitted at the end of last season that his team relied too heavily upon Olivier Giroud in 2013/14 and whilst the £35m arrival of Alexis Sanchez from FC Barcelona will help ease things, the Chile international is not an out-and-out striker.

Both Wolfsburg and Villarreal are also interested in the Spanish attacker, but the lure of Champions League football should give the North Londoners the advantage in any decision making process of Morata.

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