Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Mail on Sunday says Morata is the man most likely to join Arsenal in the January transfer window to help support Olivier Giroud up front.

Arsene Wenger will delay making a final decision on whether he needs to boost his squad for the title run-in by taking 21-year-old Morata, who is valued at around £15 million, on loan.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has used Morata only sparingly and the club would be happy if he moved to Arsenal for six months on loan.

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