Report: Manchester City plan Juventus striker swoop

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Juventus don't want to sell Alvaro Morata, but may find it hard to resist a huge offer.

Manchester City are planning a complete overhaul in the attacking department this summer, with Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic apparently surplus to requirements. Both have also been linked with moves to a variety of clubs throughout Europe, which means there shouldn't be much difficulty finding new homes for the pair.

The funds raised from selling these two strikers, will then be put straight back into alternative attacking options. One key target according to AS, is Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata, although such a move might not be straightforward.

Juventus clearly don't want to sell the highly talented 22-year-old, who has forged an increasingly important role for himself with the Italian side, throughout the course of the season. Improving form which has pushed him ahead of stiff competition for a place in the Spain squad.

Morata hasn't wasted his opportunity to shine with Spain either, scoring the decisive goal last Friday night at the Sánchez-Pizjuan, as his side edged past a stubborn Ukraine, sealing three important towards qualifying for EURO 2016.

The main problem for Manchester City, is that they'll have to make a huge offer, if they're to land the services of Morata this summer. Indeed, it's speculated that a bid of €45 million or more, may be required.

Juventus are only obliged to sell Morata if his former club, Real Madrid, return with their first option of taking the player back to the Bernabéu for €30 million during the first season, or €35 million if they wait until next season.

Considered one of the hottest attacking prospects in European football, a move by Manchester City for Morata might be difficult for them to accomplish, but when they've firmly set their sights on blockbuster moves in the past, little has seemed to deter the wealthy Premier League club.

One aspect that could play into the hands of Manchester City, paving the way for an easing of negotiations with Juventus, is their reported interest in Edin Dzeko, according to the Mirror, which could lead to a player plus cash approach.

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