Wenger now approved to agree £51.5m signing of brilliant forward as player seeks transfer
An old name is back in the Arsenal rumour mill as the January transfer window approaches an end.
In an attempt to address goal-scoring concerns, Arsene Wenger added Lucas Perez to his squad last summer after failing to land any of his main targets Gonzalo Higuain and Jamie Vardy.
However, it is Alexis Sanchez who has flourished in the centre-forward role to ease some of Wenger’s worries while Olivier Giroud has been in encouraging form in recent weeks.
Even so, Arsenal’s faltering challenge for the Premier League title means the Gunners boss is apparently still in search of a reliable option for the job of leading the attack.
Thus, Wenger has resumed his interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata who was one of the players he could not manage to sign despite his determined efforts during the summer.
According to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, the Gunners have once again shown interest in a deal to sign the Spaniard and they are in a great position to do so this time.
The report claims that Morata has expressed his frustration over not being often included in the starting eleven at the Santiago Bernabeu and he is seeking a permanent move away from the club.
Therefore, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has now approved the option of selling the striker as long as an offer of £51.5 million from any suitor is received.
After submitting a whopping £56 million bid for Andrea Belotti which was rejected by Torino earlier this month, there is hardly any doubt that Arsenal can afford the funds needed to pursue the acquisition of a new striker.