Arsenal have received a ‘sharp no’ from Alvaro Morata on the prospect of joining them in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to La Stampa, relayed by Tutto Juve, who say the Spanish striker ‘does not have a good memory’ of London after his time with Chelsea.
Reports throughout this week have indicated that Arsenal are keen on Morata as Mikel Arteta looks to add an experienced striker to his squad for next season.
Their interest is thought to be solid, with it even stated that they were complicating things for Juventus, who want to sign the striker on a permanent basis following his loan deal at the club.
La Stampa now pick up on that and state the Italians have nothing to worry about as Morata has no intention of moving to the Emirates.
They say that Arsenal have ‘contacted’ Atlético Madrid about a potential move and are even proposing paying a higher figure than the purchase clause Juventus have included in Morata’s loan deal.
The problem is that the Spaniard has no intention of returning to London following his unsuccessful stint with Chelsea.
He loves Turin and does not want to return to a place where he was ‘in the dark’ for 15 months.
Thus, Arsenal have received a ‘sharp no’ to their proposal and will seemingly have to look elsewhere for the striker they want this summer.