Arsenal target Morata can leave on loan, admits Ancelotti

The Real Madrid striker is on Arsene Wenger's shortlist and the Italian has now revealed that he could be allowed to leave on a short-term basis to "play more minutes"
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he would be happy to allow striker and Arsenal target Alvaro Morata leave the club on loan this summer.

The 21-year-old scored nine times in 34 appearances for the European champions but frequently had to settle for a place on the bench, something Ancelotti admits was a source of frustration for the youngster.

Arsene Wenger has been constantly linked with a move for the Spaniard and Goal revealed in January that the north Londoners had turned their attention to Morata as a deal for Julian Draxler evaporated.

And speaking at a presentation at the Italian embassy in Madrid, Ancelotti said: "The player wants to play more minutes and the club agrees.

"If he could find the chance of playing it would be good that he had the chance for a year.

"If Morata goes then we'll have to think about signing a similar striker with the same characteristics, a youngster."

Morata has also been linked with Tottenham and Manchester United.