Football transfer rumours: Arsenal join race for Real Madrid's Álvaro Morata?

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Arsenal have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the battle for Real Madrid’s Álvaro Morata, Arsène Wenger seeing the Spaniard – who is miffed at being considered Karim Benzema’s understudy – as the man to step into Alexis Sánchez’s balletic shoes. Morata however would prefer to join Antonio Conte, who signed him for Juventus in 2014 before swanning off to manage Italy instead without ever coaching him, at Stamford Bridge. The bad news there is that Chelsea’s biggest wigs, according to the Sun, think signing Romelu Lukaku is a better idea.

Wouldn’t it be ironic, or at the very least mildly interesting, if Morata were to join Chelsea only for Conte to leave again? It’s a possibility, with the Italian apparently demanding a massive pay rise in return for him delivering the league title, and perhaps a domestic double, in his first season at the helm. The Italian is paid a mere £5m a year (that’s the Mirror’s figure; the Mail says he is paid £6.5m. Either way, reader, you’ll agree it’s a pittance), which makes him the least generously remunerated of all the managers of current top-six sides – Pep Guardiola makes three times as much, asserts the Mirror – and he is now ready for parity. “Money is important only to give the real value of a player or coach,” he says. “If you show you deserve it, you have earned the money.”

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Source: Football News
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