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Manchester City eye Alvaro Morata signing

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Premier League giants Manchester City are set to be lining up a summer move for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, according to The Mirror.

Morata is currently at Juventus on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid. The Spaniard has had a very impressive season for Juventus, scoring 9 goals since making the move.

However, one obstacle that may deter City from making a move would be the complicated nature of Morata's current contract, because they would have to pay approximately £60 million for the striker's signature. This is the staggering fee Morata's current club Juventus and former team Real Madrid have set for the talented 22-year-old, per Ben Jefferson of the Daily Express.

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Deal is full of complications

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That report states: "Real Madrid have an option to bring Morata back to Spain after he was sold to Juve less than 12 months ago.

But the player's reluctance to return to the Bernabeu means Real and Juve have struck a deal that will see the 22-year-old sold to another team if someone is willing to pay £60m."

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The 22-year-old striker scored his first senior goal in Spain's Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Ukraine. Before making the move to Juventus attracted interest from City and Arsenal in the summer. It is likely now that the striker will make to move to Manchester to provide a replacement for Edin Dzeko and and Stevan Jovetic who have failed to make an impact this season. 

Barcelona are one of the sides thought to be interested in Edin Dzeko who scored a hat-trick in Bosnia and Herzegovina's European Qualifier victory over Andorra. The 29-year-old has had a poor return for City this season only scoring four league goals for the holding champions this season.

Manchester City sent a clear signal that they were unhappy with their attacking options in the january transfer window when they purchased Swansea's Wilfried Bony. The Ivory Coast striker was purchased for the record breaking fee of £28m. The striker has over taken Dzeko and Jovetic to partner Sergio Aguero up front for City, surely symbolising the strikers time at City was limited.

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