Arsenal renew talks with Alvaro Morata about £8m summer move from Real Madrid [Mirror]

Arsenal’s striking issues have been well documented this season, with an over-relied upon Olivier Giroud running out steam, and Niklas Bendtner a lost cause, tripping somewhere around central Europe in a hat.

With that in mind, Arsene Wenger is stepping up his search for a new recruit this summer, and has held fresh talks with Real Madrid over a summer move for Alvaro Morata, according to the Mirror.

The Mirror claim that a deal is very much in the offing at around the £8 million mark, though only if Arsenal are willing to agree to a buy-back clause.

The Spain U-21 striker’s star has fallen at Madrid this season, the emergence of Jese and the arrival of Bale leaving him relegated to the fringes, and the striker is aware he now needs to move to start playing for the foreseeable future.