Arsenal Back In Talks For Morata + Reports Of €30m Attacker Bid

By on January 25, 2014

Arsenal have resumed talks with Real Madrid about the loan signing of young striker Alvaro Morata and our bid for Julian Draxler was for just €30m (£25m), according to reports today.

Morata was a player that was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates at the start of January but speculation quietened down in recent days after Carlo Ancelotti insisted the youngster wouldn’t be leaving this month.

However, the Daily Mail are reporting today that we are back in talks with Madrid and haven’t given up hope of persuading them to let the 21-year-old striker leave on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Morata is barely playing at the Bernabeu with the likes of Benzema, Ronaldo and Jesse all ahead of him in the pecking order, so a loan would certainly do him some good as he should get plenty of playing time with us. Hopefully we can persuade Real to let him go as he could be a useful addition.

While talk of Morata has died down in recent days, the same can not be said of Julian Draxler. The German attacking midfielder has been filling the back pages this week with various reports suggesting we’re closing in on his signature.

Last night news broke from Germany that we had agreed a fee with Schalke but the Mirror claim those reports are a little premature.

While the paper confirms we are in advanced talks and are keen on bringing the 20-year-old to north London this month, they claim our initial offer was just €30m (£25m) plus add ons which falls short of Schalke’s valuation.

Draxler has a €45m (£37m) buy-out clause in his contract, which can only be activated in the summer, and it seems the Germans are demanding the full value of that release fee to let Draxler go this month.

However, the Mirror do suggest that a compromise is likely to be reached as Arsene Wenger is keen to complete a deal this month to avoid having to face stiffer competition in the summer.

Mandzukic tipped for Arsenal move

The newspaper also reported earlier today that Draxler himself is ‘desperate’ for the deal to happen before the window closes this month, which further suggests a move is likely to be struck, so fingers crossed we can get this one finalised before the window closes in six days time.



  1. Dexter

    January 25, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Oh that tight old Wenger only offering JUST £25m for a 20 year old kid…

    Jeeez,is this really the piss poor level you want to operate on?

  2. Abdul mohd

    January 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    yes for draxler.arsene should transform from attackin to central forwad

  3. iyke

    January 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    pls complete this deal ..!

  4. Yemi

    January 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    We need a quality striker

  5. Sabitu Kyabudu

    January 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Pls wenger you trie and sign Drixler before january transfer clos

  6. Alkorowy Ajetunmobi Gafaf

    January 25, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Yees we need ds man in our squad

  7. ayodeji

    January 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I hope wenger wil complete d deal bfore dead line shut off

  8. Demo

    January 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Pls wenger sign ds man

  9. Hamisu sani zakari

    January 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Wenger arsenal fans are desperate 2 see january deal

  10. Toye

    January 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Wenger will not sign anyone in this January, just mark my word

  11. mathew

    January 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    morata will bench warmer again,better stay in real.wenger spending 37 mil.on 1 players.no way.he too tight asshole.he thinks for 37 mil.he can sign 7 or 8 players ,kids age 14 16

  12. Ayinla abdulrasheed

    January 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I beg, time is going please do what necessary for the club, thanks

  13. Kristo

    January 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Jst get us quality as did ox wizard ozil n transform our team cos we he hard bones 2 crack

  14. Kristo

    January 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Wenger plz transform our team please cos febuary 2 apir will b tough on us den we wil knw our faith regardin trophy

  15. sky

    January 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Pls wenger just this one is okay to compete for the trophy

  16. Yazeed ahmad

    January 26, 2014 at 12:10 am

    We need player like dexler please wenger sign him

  17. Mike

    January 26, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Draxler has the best name. That’s the only reason I hope we sign him. I’m still gutted we missed out on Papa Bouba Diop back in the day. A good name makes all the difference.

  18. Kesman

    January 26, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Mr.winger pls all your team fans are eager to see all the player you talk about and january is going 2 end you still without sign anyone of those who you are talk about…….pls mr. Wenger trie sign one or 2 player to make your supporter be happy.

  19. joseph

    January 26, 2014 at 4:19 am

    wenger should complet draxler deal, and get mandzukic fast before order club put hands

  20. OzGooner

    January 26, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Just more transfer bullsh*t

  21. steve

    January 26, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Mr wenger do something or u dont have money to sign new strikers? we r tired pliz with this 8 years.

  22. rodgers mujo

    January 26, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Mr Wenger is stuborn and always wants to prove his point.He feels Bendtner is back up CS for title chasing Arsenal.We need a different option to OG.A very mobile striker.

  23. mukolwe lazarus

    January 26, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Am an arsenal fan bt I May disagree with AW over draxler deal.. We r rich in midfield… Y shld we struggle to transform draxler into a striker while we hav already born strikers availabl at a cheaper price? Chelsae have moved to reach formal agreement with our long time target..diego costa who is only valued at £32m. Does Wenger not see this? Y shld he struggle for draxler more expensive bt not a sriker and leave out costa our primary need who iz available for cheaper price? Wenger think twice and act faster!!!

  24. lango

    January 26, 2014 at 5:57 am

    i believe wenger will seal the deal,dont be so hard on him.quality strikers in jan and quality defenders in august.

  25. lango

    January 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

    i strongly agree with mukolwe comments,pls go for ready made diego costa at 32m,drax may just be another giroud if u change his position.GO FOR COSTA.

  26. kenfitting

    January 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

    we need astrong empire at de dream land members thanks mr arsen

  27. christian

    January 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

    wenger should look for more exp. Stricker like diego costa or mandzuki or even man u forward chicharito they are all ok

  28. Benjamin Teko

    January 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Wenger, pls use the remaining time to give us 1or 2 players bfore nxt friday. This is our season, i love football, i love arsenal…!

  29. QADRI

    January 26, 2014 at 11:29 am

    WENGER pls we need a good scorer that will asist Giroud,because giroud is not good for striker he can only play a roll of supporting striker.

  30. Jsdammy

    January 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Y all dis wenger,reachin 4 a deal denying 2mao,giv us a striker lyk costa or benteke den u can go 4 draxler.

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