Alvaro Morata has let Real Madrid know that he is not interested in being a part of their pre-season training and friendlies.
According to reports from Goal.com, Los Blancos have rejected yet another bid from Manchester United, as they believe that the bid value is lower than their demand. On the other hand, the Spanish international seems to have already fixated his mind on a move to the English club.
According to reports, he has also tried to make the same message clear to the management at the Santiago Bernabeu, with his father and his agent pitching their voices alongside Morata during a talk which took place on Monday.
Jose Mourinho has made the 24-year-old his number one transfer priority this summer, and has already put several bids only to get continually rejected.
United had started out with an initial bid of €70m for the striker, but have crept up to €80m, as an improvement to their previous bid. Florentino Perez, though, is eyeing for a major profit from the sale and is not willing to let him go for anything under €90m.
One can make a quick comparison with Gonzalo Higuain, who moved to Juventus for a similar amount from Real Madrid, as a replacement for Alvaro Morata’s return to Los Blancos.
It is understood that the saga regarding the deal panned out a couple of weeks longer, as the 24-year-old is currently enjoying his holidays with new wife Alice Campello. Naturally, as he would not want any unwanted disturbance, he chose to come to England directly after the holiday to pen down the deal. But with Real Madrid holding the reigns, it seems unlikely.
Real might also be holding the deal, as their prospective move for Monaco star-boy Kylian Mbappe seems to grow unlikely. With Asensio lacking the experience to lead from the front, Morata would be a safety net in case Real are unable to bring in a world class forward.
Morata, who scored 20 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid last season, helped his club defend the Champions League and win the La Liga. But with Mourinho seriously lacking firepower up ahead, he would be guaranteed a starting spot in Manchester, unlike at Madrid.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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