From all indication, Real Madrid and Spain international striker Alvaro Morata is Wenger’s primary target for the striker role for Arsenal this summer. But according to reports, West London club Chelsea has overtaken Arsenal in the race to sign former Juventus striker Alvaro Morata.
The Real Madrid striker has been strongly linked with a move to the North London club but it looks like the club could miss on the Spaniard after incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s team continued in the race to sign the striker.
Reigning European champions Real Madrid recently triggered Morata’s buy back clause, after he had spent two years at Serie A champions Juventus.
According to Spanish Publication Marca via the Express, Real Madrid is hoping to sell Morata with immediate effect for a huge profit.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now reportedly set to lure the Morata by doubling his wages but the French tactician has reservations about the price tag on the Real Madrid striker.
It is widely thought that Real Madrid want as much as £64m for Morata and Arsene Wenger is not willing to pay that much for the striker who some section of Arsenal fans believe he is not consistent.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be hoping to convince the Spanish capital club to reduce their valuation and also convince the player to move to North London instead of West London.
Fans will be hoping that the 23 year old strike who scored 27 goals in 93 games in all competitions for Juventus, if eventually signed be the Gunners, would be able to provide competition for Oliver Giroud.