Arsenal boss – Arsene Wenger has for several months now been in the mix in his search for a new top class striker that will partner his lone Frenchman up front.
Now Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have been told to cough up £25million if they want to land Real Madrid starlet Alvaro Morata according to the Express.
Spanish outlet AS claims that the Champions League winners are holding out for a big offer as European giants including Juventus, Inter Milan and Wolfsburg weigh up bids for the 21-year-old.
Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Morata is set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, but despite the player having just a year left on his contract the Real boss is determined to squeeze potential suitors for as much as possible.
However, the La Liga outfit are willing to let Morata part for a much more reasonable £16million IF his new team insert a buy-back clause in his contract, which could see Arsenal and Man United drop out of the race.
However Spurs are interested in taking up the offer, as are Wolfsburg, and could end up beating their north London rivals to Morata’s signature.
It will be interesting to see how this turn of events will unfold as Wenger had been heavily linked to sign the player all through last summer but failed. And was again close to getting his signature on a loan move during the January transfer window but all efforts to secure his services was turned down by the Spanish giants.
Now, Real Madrid seem ready to do business but have slapped a massive price tag on the players head including a buy-back clause. Would this factors see Wenger abandon his pursuit for Morata or will the Arsenal boss find a way of convincing the European Champions to let go of their youngster without the need of a buy-back clause and a heavy price tag.