Report: Arsenal willing to smash wage budget for Alvaro Morata

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Alvaro Morata in the summer transfer window.

According to The Sun, Arsenal are willing to smash their wage structure for Alvaro Morata.

The report claims that the Gunners are looking to beat Chelsea to the signing of the Juventus hitman and are prepared to make him the club’s highest earner with a £155,000-per-week deal.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is seemingly desperate to add to his squad this summer after coming up frustratingly short during this past season’s Premier League title race.

The Gunners have long been linked with a move for the former Real Madrid man, and his improvement in Turin has only made Wenger even more desperate to land him this summer.

Morata’s future at Juventus is in the balance largely due to Madrid holding a buyback clause in his contract, and it appears that the La Liga club may choose to activate this if only to sell him again to make a profit.

The Sun claims that Madrid will be looking to hold out for as much as £40 million, although this figure won’t put Arsenal off as new Premier League finances will allow for their budget to be stretched.

The 23-year-old netted 11 goals in 46 games in all competitions this past season, helping Juve win yet another Serie A title as well as reach the Italian Cup final.

Arsenal are reported to be willing to offer Morata a five-year deal worth £155,000-per-week, topping Mesut Ozil’s current salary of £140,000-per-week who remains the club’s highest earner.

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