Supporters from Arsenal and Chelsea have had to be separated in the Transfer Tavern today, after reports indicated both London clubs are pushing for the signature of the same man.
The Daily Mirror states Chelsea will rival Arsenal for the signature of Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, who could be on the move this summer with Real Madrid preparing to activate a buy-back clause and then sell for a profit.
Arsenal are long-term admirers of the 23-year-old Spanish international but Chelsea’s interest could pose a problem, with Antonio Conte taking charge at Stamford Bridge and he’s the man that took Morata to Turin in the first place.
A solution could be imminent, as Morata has stated he would like his future resolved before the European Championship tournament kicks off in France next week and he’s tipped the Premier League as a great destination for him.
“Hopefully everything will be resolved before then, because it is uncomfortable to be helping your country with phone in hand. My wish is to succeed in Madrid, but Madrid have great players and what I want is to play and feel important.”
“There are some offers from England that are tempting, not only because of the contract. I think my characteristics mean the Premier League would be a great destination.”
“With what I have learned in Italy, if I have the chance to learn something more in England I think it would make me a more complete player. I am 23 years old and I want to progress, to play and learn from the best.”
Having left Real Madrid two-years ago, our landlord feels Morata has matured brilliantly as a striker and feels both of the Premier League sides would be improved vastly with his addition.
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