Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata hints at Arsenal switch

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Where would we be without Twitter, where footballers can not resist exposing themselves to controversy?

More specifically, we're looking at footballers who 'favourite' certain tweets with the intention of reading the attached story later or just showing a liking for the tweet itself.

That is what Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata did this week, favoriting a transfer story linking him with a summer move to Arsenal.

The tweet from a Spanish football website links to a story that claims Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a summer move for Alvaro Morata and Christian Benteke.

It is an interesting turn of events in the Morata transfer saga, after reports emerged that Arsenal have reopened talks with Real Madrid regarding a permanent summer transfer.

There was interest from the Gunners in January but Carlo Ancelotti refused to entertain the idea of any of his stars leaving in the middle of a title challenging season. However, Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to let him go in the summer if a buy-back clause is included in the deal.

After a fresh round of talks, and Morata's subsequent 'favoriting' of the now famous tweet, Arsenal are clear favourites to land the Spanish under-21 international ahead of rivals Manchester United, who were credited with an interest last month.

Manchester United manager David Moyes is looking to revamp his squad following a disappointing season and sees Morata as a good addition to the squad to develop behind Robin van Persie.

However, Morata has now made it clear that he prefers a move to the Emirates Stadium over Old Trafford.

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