Bitter rivals Arsenal and Chelsea united over Euro giants’ shock decision over top target

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Updated: July 10, 2016

Chelsea and Arsenal have seen their summer transfer plans scuppered as Real Madrid look hold to keep of in-demand forward Alvaro Morata, report Marca.

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The 23-year old forward has been one of the stories of the summer so far, moving back to Los Blancos from Juventus a few weeks ago, as a result of their buy-back clause.

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While he has only recently touched down in the Spanish capital, it had been expected that there would be a further sell on at a much higher profit.

Alvaro Morata

Considering the might of the attacking force readily available to coach Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu, it was hard to envisage a world where the La Roja marksman could compete with Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

However, the report claims the Champions League winners have opted to KEEP their academy graduate as part of their squad, after rejecting a €60m offer from the Blues.