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Chelsea & Arsenal In Race To Rope In Unhappy Real Madrid Striker Morata

Alvaro-morataPremier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea are keen on launching a move for securing the services of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the upcoming January transfer window.

Alvaro Morata moved back to Real Madrid from Juventus this summer, after the Spanish giants triggered a £23m buy-back clause following his sale to the Serie A side in 2014. The Spanish striker proved his mettle during his time with the Biaconneri with 27 goals to his name from 93 appearances.

Alvaro MorataEarlier this summer, reports had claimed that Real Madrid would buy him back from Juventus, only to offload him to Premier League side Chelsea for a whooping profit as Blues boss Conte was keen on securing the signatures of the talented Spanish striker.

Before moving back to Real Madrid, Morata had admitted that Chelsea, currently managed by former Juventus boss Conte had showed huge interest for signing him.

conte“Chelsea showed the most interest; Antonio Conte had already signed me for Juventus and it was a very good offer this time. I would have been the most expensive Spanish player ever.” said Morata.

morataReal Madrid hierarchy have promised Morata that he would get more game time this season but with top-flight players already on the side, the Spanish striker is being used as a substitute for Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is now believed that Morata would be interested in testing new waters in search of more first-team action – with Chelsea and Arsenal already in the race to lure him away to Premier League in January.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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