Alvaro Morata has been closely linked with Arsenal over the past six months, but recent developments see Juventus his most likely destination this summer.
The Bianconeri are said to be locked in negotiations with Real Madrid at the moment for the 21-year-old, who has decided Turin is his choice alternative to the Spanish capital.
But the details of the deal are yet to be ironed out, with each side having their own motivations.
Juventus are interested in taking Morata on loan with an option to buy, presumably to have a first hand look at his talents before splashing the cash.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid want €20 million up front for the young striker, with a buy-back clause inserted into his contract so he could be recalled as a fully matured player.
And according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, the Santiago Bernabeu outfit want the lump payment to help out with another piece of business.
Namely, to cover part of the massive cost of purchasing one Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
Despite the Uruguayan signing a new contract at Anfield, rumours continue to circulate that Real Madrid want him as their next Galactico - following in the footsteps of Gareth Bale last year.
Reports have suggested that Los Merengues are prepared test Liverpool’s mettle - despite the club of course not being keen to sell - in an effort to create a fearsome front three featuring Suarez in between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bale.
The positive news for the Reds is that Juventus don’t seem to be budging on Real’s demands for Morata, which would hand the Spanish giants an enabling €20 million to put towards Suarez.
Of course, Real are notorious for not letting cash concerns get in the way of signing the world’s best players.
But with the unnerving comments made by Suarez’s lawyer on Saturday that it ‘would be difficult to say no’ to Madrid, Liverpool will be happy to keep the alluring European champions as far away from their star man as possible - even as he’s said he has no intentions of leaving Anfield this summer.