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Mixed news for Arsenal as Real Madrid will only sell one player before World Cup

Arsenal target Alvaro Morata is the only player Real Madrid will consider selling before the World Cup according to a report.

Real Madrid are still toasting their Champions League success, but rumours continue to circle over their players departing this summer.

With many of them heading off to the World Cup, Madrid have reportedly postponed any discussions over player sales with immediate effect, report Marca.

There is one 'exception', however as the paper put it, and that is striker Alvaro Morata.

"Real will not listen to any offers until after the Brazil World Cup, with the exception of Morata."

The reason for this was expanded on by Sky Sport Italia which have claimed Morata is to be sold to try to raise funds for their own pursuit of a top level striker, rumoured to be Luis Suarez or Sergio Aguero.

It is potentially good news for Arsenal who have their sight set on Morata, but are thought to be put off at present by Real's insistence on a buy-back clause in the deal.

Italian side Juventus are emerging as big rivals in the chase, and may be more willing to cede to Real's demand such is their keenness on the striker.

What appears to be positive news however for Arsenal regarding the chance to sign Morata is less so when it comes to Real's other stars.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with Angel di Maria and Karim Benzema over the past week, but if they are to be successful with regard to either, they are going to have to be patient, and hope for early exits for Argentina and France respectively.

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