Rumour: Arsenal back in for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata
Arsenal are returning to negotiate the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid according to the Daily Mail and could look to make it a double swoop on the champions of Europe, by targeting fellow striker at Santiago Bernabeu, Karim Benzema.
Arsenal have been targeting a move for Morata for several months and tried to get the young Spanish striker in on loan in January to no avail, but Arsene Wenger believes a renewed assault could pay dividends, with the player himself wanting clarification on his future.
Real have been linked with bids for Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero in recent weeks that would push Morata further down the pecking order in Carlo Ancelotti’s side and he is believed to want reassurances that he has a role to play in the side before making any decisions on his future.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to add striking additions to his squad ahead of next season after finding himself short on occasions in the previous campaign and Morata’s blend of raw talent and youthful exuberance is thought to appeal to him, though the buy-back clause Real want inserted in any deal is proving a sticking point.
Wenger is also hoping that he can tempt Karim Benzema to the Emirates to link up with Mesut Ozil once again, and while Real Madrid have offered a new deal to the French striker, he is also believed to be waiting on any summer transfer activity from Los Blancos before committing himself to any decision.