Arsenal and Alvaro Morata are said to have agreed terms for a transfer according to Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague.
Balague told SkySportsNews that the player and the Gunners have reached an agreement, but Real Madrid are yet to accept, nor is there an official bid.
He moved to clarify his comments on Twitter last night, after rumours spread that Balague was saying a deal had been done.
Morata has agreed to join Arsenal IF, I repeat IF, I insist IF, clubs agree fee. He will push for Madrid to accept Arsenal's offer— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) February 25, 2014
The Spanish under-21 striker was linked closely to signing for the Gunners in the January transfer window, but declared his intention to fight for his place at the Bernabeu, with only Karim Benzema in front of him at present.
A month on from the transfer window closing and Morata has still only started one La Liga game all season, clear reason for any frustration on his part.
Carlo Ancelotti has always indicated he wants Morata around, but if they move to sign a striker as expected, the youngster's path to the exit door could become a bit clearer.
This is one of those transfer deals which won't go away, but while Arsenal need a striker in the summer, perhaps fans will be hoping the club sign a more established option, especially with Joel Campbell proving his worth this evening.
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