Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we’re hoping that the transfer window heats up in the next few weeks after a slow start.
However, today’s copy of The Independent have given a clear indication that things are about to get interesting with a possible transfer face off.
The paper indicates that Liverpool are set to join Arsenal in the pursuit for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata during the current transfer window.
It has been reported in the bar that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has started talks with the La Liga club over a possible loan switch for the 21-year-old forward as the French boss looks to strengthen his title challenging side.
Wenger was determined to sign the Spanish Under-21 international on a permanent deal but that now appears out of the question with Real coach Carlo Ancelotti wanting to keep an eye on the youngster progress before letting him leave the club.
Morata has struggled for regular game time under Ancelotti at the Bernabeu, with just one league start this season and he would be interested in a move to gain more first team football.
Morata told Minuto 116: “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.
“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.
“Moving up to the first team is tricky, not everyone deals with it well. If you learn how to handle it, you realise the value of every minute.
Now reports from Spain claim that the Reds are preparing to take advantage of Arsenal’s lack of progress in negotiations by stealing a march on their Premier League rivals.
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is seeking to add to his squad during January but we struggle to see why the Reds need another striker?
Can Liverpool really offer competition for one of Arsenal’s main transfer targets? Let us know your thoughts below.
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