Real striker Morata ‘uses Arsenal to discuss pay rise’

Date published: Monday 4th July 2016 3:36

Alvaro Morata: Wants a raise

In-demand Spain frontman Alvaro Morata has reportedly instructed his agent to negotiate him a pay rise at Real Madrid.

Morata has recently returned to Real after the La Liga club exercised they buyback option on the Juventus striker and now Morata is chasing a salary rise after a good season in Serie A and impressive tournament with Spain at Euro 2016.

Morata, who is a target for Arsenal and Chelsea, wants an increase on his wages of £65,000 a week after tax and talkSPORT claim Arsenal are ready to offer the player a bumper deal worth £144,000-a-week.

“It’s understandable that Morata would want a pay rise considering the offers he has received from the Premier League. But Madrid, for the moment at least, have other ideas,” say AS.

Madrid, who are believed to be ready to offer Morata similar terms to his old Juve contract, could still decide to sell the striker for a healthy profit having paid £25million to bring him back from Italy.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane is believed to be waiting to make a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and that would depend on the big-money sale of Morata.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is desperate to get Morata on board at Chelsea and they would be prepared to increase his wages, but they will look towards Southampton striker Graziano Pelle if Morata is out of their reach.

Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez has gone on record admitting there is firm interest from the Premier League.

“He still has offers from top clubs in the Premier League,” Lopez told Spanish publication AS.

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