Real Madrid starlet Alvaro Morata has decided to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and he has already told Arsenal that he is keen on moving to the Emirates Stadium, reports in Spain claim.
The 21 year old has started just one La Liga game this season and after the emergence of Jese Rodriguez in the Real first team, Morata believes that his chances to play for Los Blancos will not increase in the near future.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, he has already told Arsene Wenger that he wants to play for Arsenal next season.
As IBTimesUK revealed in January, the negotiations between Morata's agent and Arsenal have been ongoing in recent months and only Real's refusal to sell players in the middle of the season saw the deal collapse.
Wenger is desperately looking for a back-up striker for Olivier Giroud and AS report that the Frenchman refrained from signing a new striker in January because he believed that Morata's continued exile under Carlo Ancelotti would help convince both the player and Real Madrid to complete a summer move.
After Morata had revealed Wenger's desire to join the Gunners, Arsenal now have to agree terms with Real.
According to AS, Real Madrid would accept a cut-price deal if Arsenal agree to include a buy-back clause in the deal.
Morata is considered one of the most talented players in the Real academy but last January he admitted that he may leave his childhood team if his situation didn't improve.
"Real Madrid have been my team since I was little and will be all my life, but I think the important thing is to have a relevant role in the team," Morata said.
"If I ever feel that's not the case, I would look at other options. In football, it's very difficult to stay at the top and even more so in a team like Real.