Latest on Manchester United trying to sign Alvaro Morata

Andrea Belotti

Andrea Belotti

The 24-year-old was Los Blancos' second best goalscorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo this past season, netting 20 times in 43 appearances, often coming off the bench to score.

Milan are expected to make a number of additions to their squad this summer under their new Chinese owners and had been interested in making Morata their headline signing.

The striker's agent has confirmed Manchester United's offer for the player and left it to Real Madrid to take the final call on the Madrid-born Morata, who returned to the Bernabeu just last summer from Juventus.

The protracted transfer tussle with Real Madrid over David De Gea still rumbles on, while Premier League rivals are reportedly keeping a close watch on defenders Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw.

"It's a great club, a very interesting option".

"There have been frequent contacts [between us and AC Milan] until a few days ago, I can confirm that", he said. "I can not tell [if it will be done quickly], we'll see". "Quite simply, Real Madrid considered Milan's offer to be unsatisfactory".

It was claimed on Monday that Chelsea could "gazump" United's bid for Morata, but the Spaniard has already agreed terms at Old Trafford.

Morata started 14 Liga games last season scoring 15 goals, with Lopez saying his client wanted to find a situation where he would play more games.

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