According to Spanish newspaper Marca Real Madrid are not interested in signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez this summer.
The news means that Premier League side Arsenal have a clear run in their attempts to sign the Uruguayan.
Suarez's future has been widely-speculated on since he revealed at the end of last season his intentions of quitting Anfield and leaving England altogether.
However, since those comments, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is interested in the Liverpool striker and those comments seem to have changed Suarez's mind about the country.
He originally stated that his reputation had been damaged beyond repair because of the media and match officials, but now it appears he is open to a move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have had two formal bids rejected by Liverpool, the latest one coming in at £40,000,001, just so that it activates a clause in his contract.
The only hitch in the Suarez to Arsenal deal looked like being if Spanish side Real Madrid were keen on signing the striker after they sold Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain to Italian side Napoli.
However, reports in Marca claim that Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti are not interested in signing a direct replacement for the Argentine as they want to keep faith in their youngsters who are currently at the club.
Both Alvaro Morata and Jese Rodriguez, who has just signed a new long-term contract, are fighting for a first-team place at the Bernabeu and it now seems that Ancelotti is ready to give them a chance to step up into the team, rather than sign someone from outside of the club.
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