Alvaro Morata
From White to Black and White, Alvaro Morata is expected to complete his move to Juventus on Saturday.Getty Images

Juventus have nearly completed the formalities for signing Arsenal target Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid as the striker arrived in Turin for medical on Friday.

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly been looking to secure the 21-year-old's services since January but the Bianconeri swooped ahead and agreed terms with the player.

A statement on Juventus's official website read: "Alvaro Morata has arrived in Turin ahead of a proposed switch from Real Madrid. The 21-year-old striker touched down around 23.15 CET local time on Friday night and will undergo his medical on Saturday morning."

Morata was keen on leaving Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first team opportunities. He played 23 La Liga matches, coming on as a substitute 20 times.

The Spanish newspaper Marca claims that the striker's agent, Juanma Lopez, was at the offices of the reigning European champions to put finishing touches to the transfer.

The report also claims that the Spanish U21 international's move to Juventus had temporarily stalled following Antonio Conte's resignation. But he was satisfied about making the switch to the Turin club following a call from the Italian's replacement Massimiliano Allegri.

Los Blancos will be pocketing €18m (£14.25m) from Morata's sale and can re-sign him in the future by paying a sum between €30m and €36m (£24m to £28m).

The Golden Boot winner at last year's U21 Euro championship will be lining up alongside his compatriot Fernando Llorente at the Juventus Stadium. His arrival comes in the aftermath of Fabio Quagliarella's move to Torino for €3.5m (£2.77m).

Wenger is looking to add a quality striker to reduce the load on his compatriot Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has reportedly suffered a blow in pursuit of prising Karim Benzema away from Carlo Ancelotti's side as the 26-year-old is believed to have agreed a new five-year contract,

The north London club are said to be battling Liverpool to sign Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers after agreeing to meet his £8m release clause. It remains to be seen which club the French international will be lured to as both clubs can offer Champions League football next season.