Arsenal's interest in Alvaro Morata was revived this week, with Guillem Balague stating via Twitter that the player had agreed personal terms to move to the club.
With just one La Liga start to his name all season, Morata's aims of making an impact at the Bernabeu have not been met, with the younger Jese Rodriguez stealing the headlines.
Balague has been elaborating on the potential deal, which Madrid are yet to agree to, in Spanish newspaper AS.
He writes that Wenger has been in talks with the representatives of Morata for 12 months, and targeted the Spaniard in January.
He was knocked back then by Madrid, and the newspaper report that Wenger decided to play the waiting game and not sign a striker then - in the knowledge that he could get his man in the summer if Madrid decided to continue not playing him.
That gamble looks to have paid off, with Morata playing a total of 28 minutes in February out of a possible 630.
Balague adds that Arsene Wenger is confident of doing a deal, with the money at his disposal: "Wenger has been left in the bank a significant amount of his budget for use this summer. For the first time in many years, has more than 50 million euros if he wants to spend it.
"Arsenal are believed to have done enough to convince that Alvaro Morata to become a Gunners player next season."
The paper speculate that Arsenal could offer a re-sale clause in the deal, while Madrid could demand a buy-back option, write Talksport.
This potential transfer is certainly heating up, and if Arsenal can pull it off and Morata turns into a superstar - the outcry in Madrid which surrounded Mesut Ozil's sale, could pale by comparison.
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