Arsenal and Liverpool may have been given hope of reigniting their interest in Alvaro Morata after he reportedly had a blazing row with Carlo Ancelotti this week.
Spanish publication Sport claim that the young striker and his manager at Real Madrid had a heated confrontation in the team dressing room and had to be split up by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Arsenal and Liverpool have both been credited with an interest in Morata this transfer window, but any hopes of signing appeared to have been dashed after he insisted he was happy at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers may now see a chance to exploit after the Sport report claimed the 21-year-old let his displeasure at not getting more game time get the better of him and spark the bust up.
Arsenal boss Wenger admitted his side were on the lookout for a new striker in the January transfer window, but earlier this week revealed the Gunners were "unlikely" to sign anyone and were not close to doing so.
Olivier Giroud is the only viable senior centre-forward at Arsenal, as there are doubts over back-up strikers Lukas Podolski and Nicklas Bendtner being able to fill in sufficiently.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have the in-form player in Europe on their hands in Luis Suarez, so it would be legitimate to question whether they needed another forward, especially as they have Daniel Sturridge to play in that position too.