Arsenal in talks to sign £7m Real Madrid striker target

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Arsenal appear to be chasing the signing of a new striker, with The Metro reporting that they have opened talks over a deal to sign Ayoze Perez.

Reports from the British newspaper suggest that the Gunners have started discussions with Segunda Division outfit CD Tenerife over the 20-year-old forward as they anticipate somewhat of a fight for his signature before the summer transfer window.

Highly-rated starlet Perez has been in good form for the Spanish lower-division side so far this season, with a more-than respectable tally of 10 goals in 21 domestic fixtures.

The exciting frontman, who has been with Tenerife since 2004 and is valued at around £7 million, appears to have attracted interest from several more reputable clubs, with Manchester City and Everton reportedly interested.

Indeed, La Liga giants Real Madrid, who are currently level on points with fierce rivals Barcelona at the top of the table, supposedly had an offer turned down for Perez during the recent January window.

Arsenal, who face Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, will be looking to bounce back following their shock 5-1 mauling at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger's side are clearly in need of a new striker, with many fans concerned by the fact that the club did not strengthen that particular area last month.

Although French international Olivier Giroud has proved to be a worthy starter during his second year at Arsenal, Wenger has little in reserve and will surely be seeking the addition of another talented forward.

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