Juventus GM Beppe Marotta says they have alternatives should Gonzalo Higuain choose Arsenal.Arsenal appear favourites to sign the Real Madrid striker.

"Many players prefer Juventus to other clubs and we are still in an early phase of the transfer market," said Marotta.

"Who do I prefer between Higuain, Jovetic and Tevez? We analysed all three of them and they are great players, but I don't want to lean too much one way, nor kid anyone.

"We have already signed a very important player like Fernando Llorente who has won the European Championship and the World Cup.

"We wish to improve the squad to bridge the gap with the other European giants. We are looking for an eclectic player who can fit our winning model. We always try to improve, taking the chances that the market offers us."