Arsenal look to steal Tottenham's striker target in January

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Arsenal are keeping tabs on Tottenham transfer target Alvaro Morata as Arsene Wenger draws up a January wish-list, according to the Daily Mail.

The Real Madrid forward was a target for Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas over the summer, but the La Liga giants refused to include the young striker in the Gareth Bale package.

Recent reports have revived Tottenham's interest in Morata, with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti open to letting him leave on loan if he's able to sign a replacement.

Robert Lewandowski and Luis Suarez are Ancelotti's two top targets for the January window.

Morata faces a tough ask to break into the Madrid starting eleven on a consistent basis, with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo currently blocking his path.

He scored his second of the season against Almeria last weekend, but Ancelotto may let him leave for first-team football.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham are short of options up front, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger overly reliant on French international Olivier Giroud.

And Tottenham, who have scored just nine Premier League goals this term, are expected to bring in reinforcements in January with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor linked with exits.

£26m summer signing Roberto Soldado has failed to fire on all cylinders, prompting speculation Spurs may renew their interest in Morata to supplement their strike force.

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