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Alvaro Morata has reportedly told Real Madrid that he wants a move to Chelsea, denting Arsenal’s hope of signing him.
Morata was Wenger’s top target in the last summer transfer window but Real Madrid were not interested in selling him. All attempts to convince the Spanish giants to part with the striker failed and we turned our attention to Lucas Perez who joined us from Deportivo La Coruna in August.
However, things haven’t turned out well for Morata at Madrid as he finds himself firmly behind Benzema in Zidane’s pecking order. He has only started six of Madrid’s 19 league games this season and reports now claim he has told Madrid’s president Fiorentino Perez that he wants a change of scenery.
Arsenal are one of the clubs believed to be interested in the striker but we could be set for disappointment as the striker has chosen his next destination.
According to the Mirror via Football-talk, Morata has told Madrid that he wants to join Chelsea. The Spain striker wants to work with Antonio Conte who began the process of his transfer to Juventus in 2014.
The report claims the striker made his decision known to his club after holding talks with Conte recently.
Arsenal are reportedly in the search of attacking reinforcement to replace Sanchez who is stalling on signing a new contract but it looks like we could miss out on one of our targets again.
Gooners won’t like this news as this would be the second player choosing Stamford Bridge ahead of the Emirates in a space of two years.
Wenger recently revealed he tried to sign N’Golo Kante twice before the midfielder joined Chelsea last summer and now Morata again is set to follow same path.