Report - German side make first move for Arsenal target Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata

German side Wolfsburg have reportedly submitted a €20million bid for Arsenal target Alvaro Morata.

According to the Spanish newspaper AS, Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have submitted a €20million bid for Alvaro Morata, €2million more than an alleged bid from Serie A side Juventus.

The German club’s sporting director Klaus Allofs is to head to Madrid next week to try and convince the Real Madrid player to move to Wolfsburg, though they are not alone in their interest.

The 21-year-old striker has become hot property following his lack of appearances for the recent Champions League winners, with Arsenal said to be amongst the interested party.

Fellow La Liga side Villarreal, however, were the first to post a loan bid, with Real Madrid reportedly agreeing to the player’s departure on the basis he signs a new deal.

The Arsenal linked striker’s contract expires next summer, and Los Blancos are keen to extend his deal. However, the player wants more playing time, and has so far been reluctant to agree to an extension.

Worried that he could ultimately walk away from the club for free in 2015, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could ultimately be forced to sell the star.

The Gunners have been long-term admirers of the Spanish U21 star, and they were close to striking a deal for the goalscorer during the January transfer window.

Despite not concluding a deal back then, the North Londoners have kept tabs on the youngster’s progress and with Arsenal in need of adding a new striker to their squad this summer, it’s a deal which would make sense.

As a result of the latest developments coming out of Madrid, however, Arsenal appear to be losing pace with the leaders for his signature and unless they act quickly, the chance to sign the striker who bettered Cristiano Ronaldo’s La Liga goal-per-minute average last season will be gone indefinitely.

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