Gunners now favourites to land deadly attacker.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have pulled out of the running to sign unsettled Liverpool front man Luis Suarez this summer and so clearing the path free for Arsenal to land the controversial Uruguayan before the start of the new Premier League season, reports Daily Express.
It had been thought that los Blancos would soon enter the race for the hugely talented striker, with a bidding war between the Spaniards and the north London club then expected to ensue.
However, that will not now be happening after new Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti informed club president Florentino Perez that he was happy with the current group of attackers that he has at his disposal, and this despite the fact that the Italian allowed forward Gonzalo Higuain to join Napoli on Thursday for £34.5 million.
Ancelotti, though, is set to give youth its head at the Santiago Bernabeu next season, with the likes of Spain Under-21 internationals Jese Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata to be given their first-team chance alongside Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo in attack in the Spanish capital.
“We believe in Jese and Morata and they deserve this chance. They are also very good. We are not going to sign a new forward,” a Madrid insider told Spanish sports daily Marca.
All of which means that the Gunners are now in pole position to sign Suarez.