This summer both Arsenal and Chelsea were alerted to the availability of Real MAdrid youngster Alvaro Morata. The talented Spaniard had decided he had had enough of sitting on the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu and decided to request a move from the club.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was a fan of his from his time at Real while Arsene Wenger was looking for a striker to supplement Olivier Giroud.
In the end Mourinho snapped up Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy for Chelsea while Arsenal decided to give Joel Campbell a chance after an impressive World Cup and also paid £16 million for Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.
All of this however came well after Juventus had already agreed a move for Morata.
The Italian champions added Morata to their slim striking choices after Dani Osvaldo returned to Southampton after his loan spell. He cost the Bianconeri a fee in the region of €20 million in July and the 21-year-old has now been speaking about his move.
Talking to Marca Morata, who is yet to score for his new club, revealed that as soon as the Old Lady showed their interest it was a no-brainer:
"Leaving Real Madrid was never going to be easy, but when a club like Juve came calling and put their faith in me just when I needed it, I didn't think twice. They've done everything they can to help me settle in. Now I want to repay the faith they've shown in me"
His future is at Juventus and if he is successful he is likely to return to Madrid, as Real have a buy-back option on the player, so the chance to sign Morata has gone.
But it seems he always had eyes for Italy and that any serious move for his services would have been futile from Arsenal or Chelsea this summer.