Arsenal are in a strong position to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata during the summer transfer window, according to fresh reports.
The Gunners will battle it out with Serie A side Inter Milan at the end of the season, with FCInterNews. it claiming the biggest stumbling block for both clubs is the nature of the deal. A loan deal lasting for the entire 2014-15 campaign has been floated, although a permanent move is also a possibility for both clubs. Arsenal have sorely lacked cover for first-choice targetman Olivier Giroud this term, with many attributing their stuttering title bid to the shortage of options in the final third of the pitch. Boss Arsene Wenger failed to add a striker to his squad during the January transfer window despite Giroud showing signs of tiredness and England attacker Theo Walcott suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Inter are determined to overhaul an under-achieving squad after a disappointing campaign in Serie A, which has seen them struggle to compete for a European spot. It is thought that the San Siro giants would prefer to take the 21-year-old to Italy on a temporary basis. Watch UCL Paris Saint Germain v Chelsea, 2nd April.