Arsenal's hopes of luring Alvaro Morata from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer has suffered a massive set-back after the Real Madrid striker expressed his commitment to his club.
Morata was close to moving to the Emirates Stadium on loan during the January transfer window and recent reports in Spain claims he has already agreed personal terms to make the move to north London this summer - with Arsenal yet to agree terms with Real Madrid as they want to include a buy-back clause in the deal.
But even though the Spaniard has expressed his frustration over his lack of appearance at Real Madrid a number of times he has now hinted he is likely to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu for another season.
"I am very happy here. I have been many years here getting ready in the academy and I am happy here so if they want me, I'll be here," Morata was quoted by Marca.
"It is obvious that Ancelotti trusts me, he gives me minutes and I try to respond with work and goals. Sometimes I score and some not but I always show the best attitude," said Morata.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old striker keeps taking every little opportunity to prove his worth. He has scored in Real Madrid's last three La Liga games coming from the bench, meaning that he is the most clinical striker in Europe with a goal every 47 minutes.
"I have had a good run. I am well and happy but I have also failed some. I will continue to work to see if I can score more."
Wenger has earmarked a striker as Arsenal's top priority for the summer and Morata is reportedly on top of his summer shopping list.