Serie A giant Juventus want Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez to replace Álvaro Morata this summer, according to reports.
Real Madrid activated their buy-back clause they had with Juventus to get Morata. The club is believed would resell the player for profits, after interests in the player increased following his impressive performance for Juve last season.
Arsenal, Chelsea and a few other top clubs are in a battle to sign the Spanish forward this summer. It is likely that Madrid will sell to the highest bidder. On the other hand, Juventus are looking to replace the forward with Arsenal’s Sanchez. The Chilean was part of the team that defeated Argentina for the second time in a row to lift the Copa America played in the United States recently.
Juventus having signed Dani Alves from Barcelona want Sanchez to replace Morata upfront. There are still reports that the club might sell Paul Pogba to Real Madrid for the right price, but as the team is losing players, the club is also seeking for other talented talents to join in.
The Mirror reports that the gunners have rejected the approach from the Serie A club, claiming that the Chile international is a core part of the team. His current deal stands till 2018 and the club says it hopes to persuade him to extend it when the time comes. Sanchez scored 23 goals in 54 games for his club and country in the last campaign. He got injured at the Copa America tournament that they later won, but there are still no reports yet if it will affect his being available for Arsenal’s pre season plans. He received a tough tackle from Gabriel Mercado at the Copa America final and was pulled off the game. Sanchez was rewarded with the Golden Ball award for being the best player at the tournament.