LONDON — Alvaro Morata “feels cheated” over broken summer promises and is ready to quit Real Madrid, with Premier League sides Chelsea and Arsenal keeping close tabs on his situation, The Sun is reporting.
Morata was hoping to play a key role in the Real Madrid squad this season after making a £23 million return to the Spanish giants last summer.
However, according to The Sun, the Spaniard no longer wants to stay at the Bernabeu and has reportedly had a huge falling out with head coach Zinedine Zidane.
It is understood the striker is not willing to stay past this season if Zidane continues to be the boss.
Morata rejected a number of offers to re-join Real Madrid after an impressive spell at Juventus, and he was hoping to lineup frequently alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
The 24-year-old, however, has started just six La Liga matches since his return and he’s apparently ready to quit over his lack of playing time, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser is reporting.
Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea were both linked with a move for the talented striker during last summer’s transfer window and they are reportedly ready to offer him regular first-team football next season.
The Gunners are in need of a quality forward to compliment Olivier Giroud and manager Arsene Wenger would be willing to spend some cash on a player of Morata’s calibre.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is also keeping a close eye on the situation with Morata, who could be a direct replacement for Diego Costa, should the Brazilian-born Spanish forward opted to leave at the end of the season.
The Premier League teams could also get competition from Italian Serie A side Juventus, who could try and reunite with their former frontman.
From his 13 overall appearances this season, Morata, whose notable strengths are his dribbling, long shots and passing abilities, has scored five goals and assisted on two others.
It is believed Real Madrid asking price for the Spanish international is a whopping £51 million.
‘If we get €60m (£51m) you can leave tomorrow,’ an irritated Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said, according to Spanish media outlet Diario Gol.