Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata is a target for Arsenal as well as Tottenham.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur representatives will hold talks with Alvaro Morata's agent regarding a possible January loan move for the Real Madrid striker while Benfica, Liverpool and West Ham United are monitoring the Spaniard's future.

The 21 year old has started just one La Liga game this season and many big European clubs want to take advantage of his exile from Carlo Ancelotti's first team by offering him more playing time.

IBTimes UK can confirm that Morata's agent Juanma Lopez has travelled to London to meet with Arsenal and Tottenham officials on Friday to discuss a possible move for the Spain Under-21 forward.

Real were set to keep Morata until the end of the season but the emergence of forward Jese Rodriguez means the La Liga giants are now more receptive to allowing the promising forward leave the club on a temporary deal.

Arsenal are leading the race for Morata, with Real convinced the ex-Getafe man will have greater opportunities to impress given Arsene Wenger's limited options up front.

The French boss is looking for a back-up striker for Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendter and Theo Walcott – who out for the season, with only Lukas Podolski in reserve.

Tottenham are also interested in acquire his services after Jermain Defoe's move to FC Toronto and given manager Tim Sherwood's preference to play two strikers.

West Ham, Liverpool and Benfica are also interested in the Madrid-born striker who recently admitted that he could leave the Santigao Bernabeu.

"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 told Minuto 116.

"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.

Ancelotti however insisted last Thursday that he wants him Morata to stay and bolster the attack of the nine-time European Cup winners.

"Morata is staying. He is staying because he has not ask to leave Real Madrid." Ancelotti said in a press conference.