RUMOURS: Arsenal plot £50m Morata bid

The Juventus striker is set to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season but is unlikely to stay at Santiago Bernabeu and the Gunners are eyeing a summer bid

Arsenal are ready to launch a £50 million bid for Alvaro Morata this summer, according to

Morata is set to return to Real Madrid from Juventus this summer, with Real poised to trigger his £22m buy back clause, though he is unlikely to remain at Santiago Bernabeu.

And Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to lure him away from the Spanish capital, informing Real that he is willing to pay up to £50m to acquire the 23-year-old's services.

Morata is keen to stay in Spain, however, but Real are understood to be keen to secure a marquee forward this summer, thus further increasing the competition for places under Zinedine Zidane.