Alvaro Morata wants minutes on the pitch, it's a growing theme coming from the Madrid friendly press. On Wednesday El Confidencial push the line again and say despite denials from Real Madrid that a move could happen during this window, that's not a watertight situation.
Last Tuesday Marca published a story again about Morata having itchy feet and they even claimed that Arsene Wenger was prepared to pay €18m for a permanent deal, with Real Madrid resisting any idea of such. Then on Thursday AS published an article saying that the stance was softening, they claimed to have heard from a source in Morata's camp that a loan move was now more possible. AS said the door to a January move was opening.
It went quiet for a few days but today El Confidencial are again seeing a loan as a possibility. They also bring up the interest of Italian clubs in Morata, an idea which appears to be growing. Arsenal will have some competition if they want to sign the player, even on loan, but of the clubs linked (latest are Fiorentina and Inter Milan) it's they who are having the best season and could offer Morata the chance of the biggest stage.
It would be strange for Wenger to be happy to provide a finishing school for Real Madrid talent so if the repeated reported interest is true he must genuinely think Morata can help the club win trophies this season, or believes there's an outside chance of a permanent deal happening either now or in the summer.
In Spain it's gone from a loan being impossible this window, to those chances rising to now El Confidencial saying it'll be decided over the next week or so.
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