Reports coming out from the Evening Standard are claiming Alvaro Morata remains Arsenal top choice but the Emirates outfit will face stiff competition from Chelsea while Real Madrid are said to be ready to lower their £57m asking price.
Arsenal are forced back to the market after Jamie Vardy rejected them and have been linked with the signing of various striker in the last few weeks. But if you believe the London Evenin Standard, Morata who just returned to Real Madrid remain’s Wenger’s prime target.
The Spaniard left Santiago Bernabeu in 2014 after he failed to establish himself with Madrid but the Los Blancos have now activated the £23m buyback option after he has develop himself into one of the most wanted strikers in Europe over the past two decades. It is believed that they instead to either keep him as back up to Benzema or sell him on to the highest bidder.
However, a full decision is yet to be taken on the 23-year-old future with Madrid is not yet clear but there have been talks between the La Liga giants and his agents this week according to reports. It is widely believed that Benzema may be once again first choice which could force Morata to leave.
And if he chooses to leave Real Madrid, Arsenal are prepared to make him a big money offer to convince him to move to the Emirates although they will have serious competition for the player in Chelsea but the lure of constant first eleven opportunities and the lure of the Champions league could put the tide in Arsenal’s favour.