Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata is being hotly-pursued by Arsenal and Dortmund       Reuters

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly joined the race to sign Real Madrid starlet Alvaro Morata, who has been earmarked as one of Arsenal main summer acquisitions.

Morata was already close to a loan move to the Emirates in the last January transfer window but former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti blocked his exit, claiming the young Spaniard would have more chances in the second part of the season.

However, even though he has proved his worth every time he has played, his situation has not improved at all and according to reports in Spain he is ready to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.

Spanish newspaper AS reported last month that Morata had already agreed personal terms to move to the north London this summer, but Bild claimed the Gunners will face competition from Dortmund for his signature.

Since Robert Lewandowski confirmed his summer move to Bayern Munich after his contract at Dortmund expires, the German giants have been looking for a striker and Bild reports they too have an eye on the Real Madrid starlet as the Pole's replacement.

Wenger is also desperately looking for a back-up striker for Olivier Giroud and Morata is reportedly leading a short-list of candidates that also includes Diego Costa and Mario Madzukic.

Meanwhile, earlier this week Morata voiced his frustration over his lack of first-team appearance at Real Madrid, after scoring an amazing goal to complete the 5-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.

"It's hard to prove things in just one minute. I hope to score more goals in the big games. I work hard every day in the training sessions and every time I play, trying to give the best out of me and playing every minute as if it were the last one of the game. I will try to keep going like that until the end of the season," Morata vowed.