In yet another twist in the Alvaro Morata transfer saga, it appears Real Madrid have named their asking price for the young striker amid interest from Inter Milan.
Arsenal have been interested in taking the striker to the Premier League over the past six months, and were reportedly close to striking a loan-deal with the Spanish giants during the January transfer window.
Despite a deal never materialising, Arsene Wenger’s men have since been linked with making a summer swoop, with some speculation suggesting that an agreement is already in place.
According to the Italian press which was later picked up by Marca, the Spanish U21 international has since become a target for Inter Milan president Erick Thohir.
With a reunion set for the April 24 with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, it is reported the Spanish giants are willing to sell Morata for €22m, but with a €25 buy-back clause inserted into his contract – similar to Barcelona’s deal with Roma for youngster Bojan.
While Inter Milan is an attractive proposition, Morata may feel more inclined to move to a team such as Arsenal or Juventus who can offer Champions League football.
Despite not being a regular for Real Madrid, Morata’s phenomenal goal-scoring instincts have made him the most prolific striker in La Liga.
In just 282 minutes of league football, Morata has notched six goals – averaging a goal every 47 minutes, a record which should tempt Arsene Wenger to do all he can to bring him to the Emirates this summer.
Should Arsenal buy Morata for the reported €22m?