Zizou could help smooth the move for Madrid’s Morata.
Arsene Wenger has been in contact with Real Madrid assistant manager Zinedine Zidane to try and secure Alvaro Morata for Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
The Frenchman has been keeping tabs on the striker for some time, but has been put off by Madrid’s demands up until now.
Los Blancos either want a buy-back clause after three years to allow Morata to leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer, or an inflated £25m fee paid upfront if not.
Wenger has balked at both of these proposals – as has fellow interested club Juventus – with a price-tag of around £12m being thought of as a fairer fee for the 21-year-old.
Therefore the 64-year-old has decided to exploit a different avenue to secure a deal for the forward and has contacted fellow Frenchman Zidane for help in negotiations.
The former Madrid star is now head coach Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant and as well as being a former ambassador for the club, has a certain amount of influence.
Morata is also thought to be interested in a move away from the Spanish capital after finding first team opportunities hard to come by in 2013/14.
The Spain Under-21 international scored nine times in all competitions last term and is considered to be one of the most exciting prospects in European football after top-scoring at the Under-21 European Championship in 2013.
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