Arsenal target to be offered in €65m bid for ex-Manchester United star - report

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Alvaro Morata could be used as a pawn to sign Paul Pogba by Real Madrid, ending Arsenal's chances of signing the Spaniard.

Carlo Ancelotti showed his faith in Alvaro Morata by bringing him on as Real Madrid chased Saturday's Champions League Final, yet the striker remains linked with an exit.

The Spanish under-21 international has long been touted as interesting Arsenal, with pundit Guillem Balague claiming earlier this year that the Gunners were close to tying up a deal.

This presently looks off the cards, and Morata's most likely destination, if he leaves is expected to be Serie A, with Juventus making overtures in recent weeks, with general director Beppe Marotta describing him as potentially 'world class'.

In January he described Morata as 'unreachable' however, but Madrid are now apparently willing to send him to Turin, providing a deal can be done for a world class prospect they aspire to sign. 

Spanish newspaper Sport claim Real Madrid are putting together a mega-offer for Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United trainee who is establishing himself as one of France and the world's best talents.

The report states Morata will be included as part of the offer, along with Fabio Coentrao, and €65 million.

It's a quite stunning offer, which would signify Madrid's desperation to sign Pogba, also touted as a key target for both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

As far as Juventus go, they may not get a better offer all summer for the Frenchman. The money would allow them to bid for key target Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona, as well as signing a replacement for Pogba in midfield, while also getting Morata and Coentrao in return.

The report adds that Real's Florentino Perez has met with Marotta, and a willingness to deal with the players concerned has been agreed.

Madrid have yet to convince Pogba personally, but it even suggests if a deal is not done before the World Cup, Real players Varane and Benzema will be asked to help persuade the youngster.

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