Arsenal plot club-record swoop for global striker this summer

Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata

But despite playing back-up to some more high-profile names at Real, Morata has still managed to score 20 goals this term.

The Blues have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks but the Mirror are citing a report from The Sun that claims Conte has set his sights on Morata.

As noted in the report, there are various sub-plots which could see Arsenal sit at the bottom of the pecking order though.

Chelsea and Manchester United have been closely monitoring the 24-year-old's situation as they look to boost their attacking options.

In turn, there could be a desire to finally work together with Chelsea potentially requiring a top-class addition up front if Diego Costa decides to leave, while United have to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals next season.

According to ESPN, Arsene Wenger is keen signing Morata as the uncertainty around Alexis Sanchez's future continues to grow.

But Morata opted for a £17m move to Juventus.

The Spanish worldwide has endured a mixed season having re-joined Madrid last summer following two impressive years in Italy with Juventus where he briefly played under Conte.

It is a public fact that Alexis Sanchez is desperate to put an end to his Arsenal career this summer as he looks for an upgrade in his career and Arsenal have identified Spanish forward Morata as the Chilean's flawless replacement. Is Chelsea the next destination for the Striker?

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