Arsenal have reportedly made a £51m bid for Spanish striker Alavaro Morata as the North London side look to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claim Arsenal are negotiating directly with Real Madrid, who have a buy-back option on the former Galactico set at £20million.
Morata recorded 11 goals and ten assists this season for Juventus, helping the Old Lady of Turin to a fifth consecutive Scudetto under Masimiliano Allegri.
It is believed that the Gunners have offered £51million (€65million) as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his strike force for a title challenge next season and it is an option the capital club are apparently eager to exercise, possibly bringing the player back to sell on for instant profit.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Chelsea had joined the race to sign Morata, who admitted that he would like a stay in Turin with Juve.
Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta told Mediaset Premium earlier this month that Morata was not looking to leave Italy with Tuttosport claiming that Juve had offered to pay a further £15million to ensure the player remains in Turin.