The Red Devils have already angered the reigning English Champions by securing Lukaku’s signature, who the Blues saw as a potential replacement for their Spanish striker, Diego Costa. That said, United could yet again repeat the feat, by snaring Antonio Conte’s long-term target Alvaro Morata.
The forward has been linked with a move away from the Spanish and European Champions, Real Madrid. Morata is reportedly looking for a move that could potentially offer him more first-team action, with is not readily available at the Bernabeu for him.
Though Morata has had limited opportunities, the Spanish international still managed to score 20 goals and bag 5 assists in all competitions last season.
Meanwhile, Morata caught the attention of a few Premier League giants, which include the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. Seemingly, at first, United were favourites to sign the 24-year-old, but after Romelu Lukaku’s arrival from Merseyside for an incredible £75 million, the Blues were next in line for Morata.
Jose Mourinho is still keen on adding more attacking threats to his ranks, as he is planning on a long and successful future for his side, which is now without Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Moreover, as the saga continues to unfold, it would be quite interesting to see how Marcus Rashford’s future at the club is affected if the Portuguese manager secures a deal for Morata.
Ironically, there are strong reports suggesting the Spaniard’s future is at Stamford Bridge, as the West London side have reportedly tabled a £62 million bid for the talented frontman, because Antonio Conte seis desperate to add Morata to his army to defend the title next season.
Talks are ongoing currently, and there seems to be no concrete pointer towards the outcome, which makes the transfer battle between the two English giants more interesting.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.