Reports in Spain suggest Alvaro Morata is unhappy at Real Madrid and would be willing to leave the Spanish giants for the second time after re-signing for his former club only last summer.
Diario Gol (via the Telegraph) reports Arsenal have been alerted to Morata’s unhappiness and could be about to make a move for the former Juventus man.
According to Diario Gol, the player has grown frustrated with playing second fiddle to first-choice centre-forward Karim Benzema and has therefore received little playing time since returning to the club under Zinedine Zidane.
Real president Florentino Perez, who has grown frustrated with the player’s outbursts of his unhappiness at the club, reportedly told him: “If we get €60m (£51m) you can leave tomorrow.”
Morata is is further frustrated with the recent loss of form of his club which saw them lose their 40-game unbeaten run yet Benzema continues to be selected ahead of the 24-year-old.
The player was also not selected for Real’s surprising elimination to Celta Vigo in Wednesday night’s Copa del Ray, coming on as a late substitute for Isco, with Madrid losing 4-3 on aggregate, drawing the game 2-2 on the night.
Morata has a number of clubs interested in his services but is thought to fancy a move to the Emirates to try his hand at the Premier League after excelling in Italy with Juventus.
Chelsea, however, may be on the look out for a new striker come this summer with Diego Costa widely expected to depart Stamford Bridge, with the Blues sure to rival Arsenal for Morata after Florentino all but confirmed the player’s availability should his price tag be met.
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena