Arsenal launching bid for Real Madrid forward

In an effort to ease the attacking burdens currently placed on club captain Robin van Persie, Arsenal are reportedly staging a bid to sign Real Madrid striker, Jose Callejon.

The 24 year-old has made 17 appearances across all competitions this campaign scoring ten goals in the process, earning the attention of interest both foreign and domestic.

Despite the impressive goal ratio, Callejon still finds himself limited in first team opportunites with over half of his appearances this season coming off of the bench.

The forward is a product of the Real Madrid youth academy and, apart from a brief three years at Espanyol, has spent his entire career at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Arsenal have found their striking options limited this campaign with Robin van Persie their only real outlet and no matter how good an outlet he has been, reinforcements are necessary.

Arsene Wenger has only Marouane Chamakh, summer signing Park Chu-Young and Andrey Arshavin to look to for forward backup and one can’t help but think more is required.

Both Arshavin and Chamakh have been linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium after failing to make the desiered impact and any funds gained from their sales could be used for a transfer kitty.

Jose Mourinho has stated late last year that he wishes for none of his players to leave the club this month but shouldArsenal match Callejon’s £8m valuation, the Portuguese boss could be tempted into selling

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