With EURO 2016 now done and dusted, the proverbial silly season has been sent into overdrive as the rumour mill churns faster and faster.
For the Arsenal and Chelsea fans parked at the bar in the Transfer Tavern however, it doesn’t ever seem like it stops.
Though the two are growing ever bitter rivals, the cosmopolitan nature of both clubs sees them, more often than not, linked with the same calibre of player.
One of those in particular is a certain Alvaro Morata, who was touted as a potential blockbuster target as both Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte look to cure their striking woes.
Despite moving back to Real Madrid from Juventus this summer, it was widely claimed that Los Blancos were plotting a quick-fire sale of the Spaniard at a much higher profit.
However, any deal to tempt the 23-year old away from the Spanish capital once more now appears to be dead in the water.
As reported by AS, Zinedine Zidane has handed the forward a squad number (21) ahead of next season, after previous suggestions he could now be set to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu as part of their illustrious squad.
Should Chelsea and Arsenal have done more to land Morata? Where would he have fit in better? Let us know below….
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