Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata has made it clear that he plans to remain at Real Madrid. [Reuters]

Arsenal have revived their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and are set to make an official bid in the summer, according to the Mirror.

Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of the player and is willing to bring him to the Emirates to alleviate his woes up front where Olivier Giroud is struggling to make an impact alone. Real Madrid are ready to sell the striker for a fee in the range of £8m but want to include a buy back option in the clause, something which Arsenal are unwilling to negotiate on.

The Gunners are in advanced talks with the club and are confident of securing a deal for the youngster, who is pitted to be the next Arsenal star. However, should a deal fail to materialise, the Gunners are also keeping tabs on Nurnberg youngster Josip Drmic.

Drmic has been in prolific form this season and can do a job upfront for the Gunners, who are set to ship out Nicklas Bendtner in the summer.

The north London club have been greatly affected by the lack of a prolific striker this season, with Giroud unable to carry the weight of expectations on his shoulders.

The absence of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey from the start of the New Year has put a lid on Arsenal's prowess in front of the goal, something which Wenger is looking to rectify come the end of the season.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are looking to take three points against Everton when they visit Goodison Park on Sunday.

A loss here will be fatal for Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the top four, with Everton only four points behind with a game in hand. Wenger believes that the game is a six pointer and will be a major boost for Arsenal if they can take full points from the fixture.

The Gunners will be boosted by the presence of Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal for the tie but will be without Mesut Ozil, who scored the only goal for the Gunners in a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.