Arsenal's hunt for a striker to help Olivier Giroud out next season could just have come to an end, with reports from Spain suggesting a deal is imminent.
Arsene Wenger is in the market for a forward to help reduce the burden on Giroud, who despite being the only real centre-forward choice did exceedingly well, even if the Frenchman might have performed a lot better with some help.
That wait could now be over, with Arsenal reportedly agreeing a deal with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata. The young striker has been linked with a move to the Emirates for quite a while now, with Wenger reportedly failing in a loan move during the January transfer window.
However, it looks like Wenger might have finally got his man, if a report in La Informacion is to be believed. The report suggests Arsenal have thrashed out a deal with Real Madrid for the 21-year-old, with a buy-back option included.
That option has put the transfer fee at €10 million, when a deal without that buy-back clause would have put the transfer fee at €25 million.
Morata will be a decent signing for Arsenal, even if the situation is crying out for a more readymade striker. Wenger, though, is also not someone who is likely to agree to a buy-back clause, as it leaves the club with little option but to sell the player back to Real Madrid if Morata turns out to be a hit at the Emirates.
But then, at €10 million, the deal is pretty good for the Gunners, with that price giving Wenger plenty of other options to look at as well. Arsenal can still go in for a speedy wide forward, who can also play through the middle, with the manager reportedly interested in Real Sociedad pair Antoine Griezmann and Carlos Vela.
Arsenal have also been linked with another Real Madrid striker in Karim Benzema, who Wenger said, during commentary in the Champions League final, could be playing his final game for the Los Blancos.
The Gunners will undoubtedly have plenty of competition if Real were to allow Benzema to leave - much will depend on if the Champions League winners can sign a big name striker in the summer - with PSG also reportedly interested.