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Arsenal Make Desperate Last-Ditch Phone Call To Alvaro Morata On Transfer Deadline Day

Jack Kenmare

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Arsenal Make Desperate Last-Ditch Phone Call To Alvaro Morata On Transfer Deadline Day

Arsenal have made a surprise move to bring Spain international Alvaro Morata to the club on Transfer Deadline Day, according to reports.

Mikel Arteta's side could potentially find themselves lacking in attacking areas in the very near future. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is said to be in advanced talks with Barcelona over a possible loan deal until the end of the season.

And in recent days, out-of-contract striker Eddie Nketiah has been strongly linked with a permanent move away from Arsenal, with Crystal Palace and Newcastle interested in his signature.

Folarin Balogun has also been allowed to join Championship side Middlesbrough on loan in January, meaning Alexandre Lacazette could be the club's only recognised striker going into the second half of the campaign.

That being said, the North London club are trying to bring in reinforcements. In fact, they have already been in touch with former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata about a potential transfer.

The 29-year-old, who is currently on loan at Italian giants Juventus from Atletico Madrid, spoke to Arsenal assistant Miguel Molina over the phone, according to Spanish publication AS.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

The reports claims that Morata 'listened with interest' when Arsenal reached out but feels there is 'no time to properly tackle' a return to London.

Spurs are also believed to be interested in Morata, with former manager Antonio Conte keen on giving the former Real Madrid man a chance to prove himself in the Premier League once more.

But back in 2018, the Spaniard criticised Conte's style of playing at Chelsea, saying he "suffered a little" because of the tactics used.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Thoughts on Arsenal's decision to try and bring Morata to North London? Do they need more attacking options?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Transfers, Alvaro Morata, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

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