Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed to join Arsenal ahead of London rivals Tottenham this January, report Spanish paper Onda Cero.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has convinced the 21-year-old to join his side on loan, claiming it will help his push for a starting place at the Bernabeu.
The striker has been linked with Andre Villas Boas’ side since August, with the Spurs manager originally wanting him as part of Gareth Bale’s move to the Spanish capital.
The proposal was snubbed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and it now seems Morata would prefer a move to the red side of North London.
First team football has been hard to come by for Morata, who finds himself ranked behind Karim Benzema and Jese in his search for a starting spot.
Los Blanco’s manager Carlo Ancelotti is happy for the player to continue his development away from the club, with Arsenal in desperate need for more attacking options.
The move will provide competition and back up for striker Olivier Giroud, the Frenchman has been in fine form this campaign but has been heavily relied on this half of the season.
It could also give Nicklas Bendtner the opportunity to leave, with the striker still yet to impress during his time at the club.