Despite being linked heavily with a loan move to Arsenal in the January transfer window, it appears that Alvaro Morata will be going nowhere.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti seemed to leave no door open to a departure when talking about the club’s decision making during the transfer window.
“Our thinking is very clear,” he said. “There will be no new players and no exits. We have a very good squad.”
Further to this, the always excellent Sport Witness reveal that Liverpool have reportedly had an offer rebuffed, and that Madrid are not inclined to loan the player anyway, despite the fact he’s not playing as often as he would like at the Bernabeu.
An €18m summer fee has been mentioned, but it’s likely that Arsenal would have other targets come the summer.
Most of the English papers this morning have gone with an undoubtedly press office led line of the Gunners looking for a short-term solution to the striker issue rather than splashing out in January, but it looks as if Arsene Wenger will have to look elsewhere to find his man.