There is no denying that the Red Devils have made significant progress with the transfer, after they reportedly held talks with Madrid Chiefs on Monday.
The Spaniard’s agent, Juanma Lopez, has already revealed that the free spending AC Milan have also shown interest in Morata, but confirmed that United have made an interesting offer to try and lure the former Juventus hitman away from Real Madrid.
“It’s a club with a lot of charm – a very interesting option,” Lopez spoke of Man United with Italian outlet Calciomercato.
“I can say that there’s a very interesting offer and the decision now rests with Real. I cannot tell if an agreement is close. We’ll see. I can confirm there had been regular contact (with Milan) until a few days ago. Quite simply, Real Madrid considered the offer from the Rossoneri unsatisfactory.”
Morata has emerged as United’s No.1 target to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann ended following the Spanish club’s transfer embargo until January. The Premier League giants have also been interested in Romelu Lukaku, but the Belgian looks set to join Chelsea.
After failing to land two major targets in the summer, Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign the talented Morata, and the reports state that United would prefer to resolve the striker’s future before he marries his fiancee Alice Campello on Saturday.
There is no doubt that United’s executive Ed Woodward has stepped up his transfer activity recently – agreeing a deal for Benfica’s Victor Lindelof for £31m. And now, Morata looks set to be the next headline signing for the 20-time English Champions.
However, if Manchester United fail to agree a deal for Morata, it is understood that they will try and sign Andrea Belotti from Torino, who has an £87.3m release clause in his contract.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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