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Report: Real 'warming' to idea of Morata loan move

The young Spaniard has been heavily linked with a temporary switch to Arsenal and may be granted his wish, according to reports

Spanish publication AS has revealed Real Madrid's previous not-for-sale stance on Alvaro Morata may have softened in recent days, with the La Liga outfit now seeing the advantages of a loan deal.

Arsenal are widely believed to be the frontrunners in the race for the Spaniard but it appeared as if any potential move for Morata would be in vain, with Carlo Ancelotti expressing his desire to retain one of the club's prized assets.

But with the Italian manager choosing fellow youngster Jese Rodriguez over the frustrated Morata in recent games and Arsenal's striker shortage amplified by Theo Walcott's season-ending injury, a switch could be on the cards.

It is believed Morata views the Gunners as an attractive proposition due to the first-team minutes he would gain and being able to take part in a challenge for the Premier League title, with Arsene Wenger's men currently leading the way.

The newspaper claims that 'Madrid's position has changed' and a source close to the player has revealed the door to a loan move has opened slightly in light of the interest in acquiring Morata.

Fellow Spanish paper Marca wrote on Tuesday how Liverpool had entered the running for drafting in Morata on loan but with Daniel Sturridge approaching a return to fitness, first-team opportunities may be more limited for the disgruntled 21-year-old at Anfield than at the Emirates Stadium.

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