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Report: Manchester City join Arsenal in race for Juventus striker

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Manchester City's upcoming transfer window will certainly be a busy one, and there is one more target to the transfer list.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, the Citizens have joined Arsenal in the race for Juventus striker Álvaro Morata, a 23-year-old Spanish international. The player is interested in moving away from the Serie A champions this summer, and the two Premier League giants could be looking to sign him.

The young Spaniard came up through the Real Madrid academy, and was sold to Juventus back in 2014. Madrid kept a €30 million buy-back clause on the player's contract, and after two successful seasons from Morata in Italy, Los Blancos are rumored to be planning to exercise such clause and bring the player back to Santiago Bernabéu next season.

However, always according to report, Madrid wouldn't have a problem with seeing the player being sold for a higher fee than their buy-back clause, and if a big-money offer arrives, they won't get in the way and would let Juventus deal with the transfer. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Morata to replace Danny Welbeck after another serious knee injury to the Gunner striker, while City are looking for a backup to Sergio Agüero with Wilfried Bony set for a summer departure.