Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has agreed personal terms with AC Milan, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
Morata, who has been rumoured as a transfer target for both Chelsea and Manchester United, has impressed with Los Blancos this season despite struggling for starts under manager Zinedine Zidane due to the presence of forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Despite scoring 15 goals and contributing four assists in 26 La Liga appearances, there are no assurances that Morata will be Madrid’s premier striker in the near future, and a potential exit has been the source of much speculation ever since Morata returned to the Bernabeu following a stint at Juventus.
AC Milan are planning a return to the top of Italian football after a few years of regression and, despite Morata reportedly being keen on working with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, the report claims the Serie A club are leading the race to sign the Spaniard.
A £7m-a-year deal and a five-year contract has reportedly been agreed with Morata, but a transfer fee for Real Madrid still needs to be finalised. However, Milan believe talks will progress quickly following the Champions League final.
Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez will be at the final alongside Milan officials Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli, although hope remains for United and Chelsea as the Italian side are preparing for the possibility that the deal is hijacked.
Milan could therefore make a move for Torino’s Andrea Belotti instead, if a club like United or Chelsea enter the bidding war for Morata.