Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata Reuters

Juventus are reportedly keen to join the race to sign Arsenal striker target Alvaro Morata, who has also been linked with Tottenham.

The Real Madrid striker has started just one La Liga game this season and many big European clubs want to take advantage of his exile from the starting XI to secure his services by offering him more playing time.

With Karim Benzema manager Carlo Ancelotti's first choice up front, Morata has had to fight with Jese for the back-up role but his fellow youngster looks to have won the the role for himself by scoring key goals and becoming a favourite with the Santiago Bernabeu supporters.

Juventus are looking for a back-up hitman for Antonio Conte´s duo of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente and according to Italian online site calcionews24 they have set their eyes on Morata.

The Italian side are ready to sell Mirko Vucinic, who has also been linked with Arsenal and although their first choice is Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic reports claim that they are monitoring Morata as a cheaper option.

Real Madrid have insisted their desire is to keep Morata at the Santiago Bernabeu but Spanish press suggest that they will let him go in summer as they are going to try to sign a new striker.

Arsene Wenger is looking to add a striker to his squad having failed to sign Luis Suárez last summer and recently Arsenal have been linked with a January move for a number of strikers, including Diego Costa and Vucinic.

Tottenham also tried to sign the 21-year-old Morata as part of the deal that saw Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid last summer but Los Blancos refused then to sell their starlet.