We are still waiting, patiently or otherwise, to see whether Arsenal complete the transfer of the England international striker Jamie Vardy from the Premier League champions Leicester City. And we do not really know whether Arsene Wenger is looking to sign just one forward this summer or whether the boss might have more business in mind.
What we do know, though, is that the Frenchman is a fan of the former Real Madrid and current Juventus player Alvaro Morata, because the Gunners wanted the young Spaniard before he moved to Italy’s Serie A. So with the transfer rumour mill now saying that Madrid are set to activate their buy back clause but only so they can sell him on again at a profit, Wenger must be interested in the situation.
And with the Vardy delay and many sources claiming that he is set to stay where he is, perhaps Arsenal have already started looking elsewhere, but according to the Spanish paper AS we might as well not bother even trying to get Morata. Or at least that is the case as long as either Chelsea or Man United want to sign him.
The report claims that the managers at our rival clubs, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, are the reason we would miss out, as Morata has worked with both and has a very good relationship with them. So despite United not having Champions League games next season and Chelsea having no involvement in Europe at all, Morata would apparently prefer either of these transfers to a move to north London. So who else should Arsenal go for?