Tottenham and West Ham also said to be in the mix along with Arsenal, but Carlo Ancelotti's comments make a trip pointless, surely.
The reports keep on coming regarding interest in Alvaro Morata, yet this was an interesting development, until Carlo Ancelotti seemingly put the end to transfer talk about the player last night.
Spanish newspaper AS had written ahead of last night's Copa del Rey game that the Real Madrid forward's agent was heading to London on Friday for talks over his client's future.
They wrioe that Arsenal are expected to be on his agenda, along with Tottenham, and surprisingly West Ham.
"The representative of Alvaro Morata, Juanma Lopez, and the player's father on Friday (will) travel to London to negotiate a possible transfer of the squad with Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham. Morata was tired of not having minutes at Real Madrid despite his good performances and seeks an immediate exit."
We at this point urged caution. While a positive sign for clubs associated with the striker, these type of things have been wrong before.
And likely, it is entirely pointless. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti stated after last night's Copa del Rey win, in which Morata played the final nine minutes:
"We have not changed our idea at all. Morata stays here and he has not told us that he wants to leave," the Mail reported.
Back in the summer it was claimed in Italy that Stevan Jovetic's agent had traveled to London to negotiate with the Gunners, and Gonzalo Higuain was flying to Arsenal for a medical - both turned out to be untrue.
Earlier today Morata spoke about his future and said he would be open to a potential exit if he was no longer needed at Real Madrid. He had been an unused substitute the last three games prior to tonight.
Morata, 21, has 12 goals in 11 games for Spain's under-21 side, but has scored just twice for Real Madrid this season, featuring mainly from the bench.
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