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Arsenal to challenge Chelsea and Man United for Real Madrid striker

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have been linked with a want-away Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who is believed to be looking for a way out of the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The Gunners have been linked with Morata before, when he was still with Serie A champions Juventus, and Arsene Wenger is prepared to rekindle interest for the 24-year-old.

The Spanish striker was tipped for a Premier League move but still ended up being sold back to his parent club Real Madrid, who had a buy-back clause in their agreement with Juventus.

Zinedine Zidane has thus far used Morata sporadically, never quite allowing him to move up the pecking order and into the first team ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Despite his limited first-team chances, Alvaro Morata still managed to score 20 goals for Los Blancos this season which only come as a confirmation of his ability.

Morata is believed to be frustrated with his status and disillusioned with life in Madrid, which is why he would seemingly be willing for a chance of scenery at the end of the current campaign.

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are thought to be keen admirers of Morata’s talents, but Arsene Wenger is ready to join the pack and have his try at luring the Spanish international to the Emirates.

The Gunners are prepared to fork out up to £50 million in order to build up the squad following a frustrating season and Arsene Wenger is hoping to personally convince Morata to choose Emirates over Stamford Brodge or Old Trafford by guaranteeing a starting place for the Spaniard.

One thing Wenger will hope to be able to guarantee as well is the Champions League football, which Arsenal have not yet achieved.

The Gunners are currently in fifth place in the standings, trailing three points behind Manchester City and four behind Liverpool. Arsenal have a game in hand over the Reds and it is fair to say that top-four race is far from being over.

Wenger’s men travel to Stoke City on Saturday afternoon looking to make another big push towards top four and can be found at 3/4 betting odds to claim a win at Britannia Stadium.

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