Arsenal keep tabs on Spurs target Morata as Wenger eyes January loan move for Madrid's young striker

Arsenal are being kept updated on the availability of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

The 21-year-old striker, who is also a target for Tottenham, may be allowed to leave on loan in January.

And Arsenal, who are also watching Schalke’s talented 18-year-old midfielder Max Meyer, are interested in the Spain Under 21 forward as they look to bolster their forward options in the new year.

VIDEO: Scroll down for video of Morata scoring against Almeria

On target: Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring against Almeria on Saturday

Fine company: Morata is congratulated by team-mates Alvaro Arbeloa, Jese and Gareth Bale


August 18 Real Madrid 2 - 1 Real Betis    
September 14 Villarreal 2 - 2 Real Madrid    
September 22 Real Madrid 4 - 1 Getafe    
September 25 Elche 1 - 2 Real Madrid    
September 28 Real Madrid 0 - 1 Atl Madrid    
October 2 Real Madrid 4 - 0 FC Copenhagen    October 5 Levante 2 - 3 Real Madrid (1 goal)   
October 19 Real Madrid     2 - 0     Malaga    
October 23 Real Madrid     2 - 1     Juventus    
November 9 Real Madrid     5 - 1     Sociedad    November 23 Almeria 0 - 5 Real (1 goal)

Morata has scored twice in 11 appearances this season but manager Carlo Ancelotti is only prepared to let him go if Madrid can sign a new striker.

Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski are the sort of calibre player that Madrid are looking for and the former wanted to join them in the summer.

According to rumours in the Spanish capital, if Madrid can sign a new striker then the door will be open for Morata's loan move.

The Gunners are short on options up front, while Spurs are desperate to boost a strikeforce in which the lead man is Roberto Soldado, who has not performed well after signing for £26million this summer.

Morata was on target for Madrid on Saturday when they beat Almeria 5-0, with Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and Karim Benzema also on the scoresheet for Ancelotti's side.

VIDEO: Morata's delightful chip against Almeria

Target: Arsenal are also monitoring the progress of Schalke youngster Max Mayer (left)

Weighing up his options: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could move to bolster his strikeforce in January