Date published: Tuesday 13th June 2017 9:09
The agent of Alvaro Morata has described Manchester United as a “very interesting option”.
United are thought to have identified Morata as their main transfer target this summer, with the club prioritising the purchase of an ‘out-and-out’ striker to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The club reportedly had a £52m bid rejected by Real Madrid for the forward, and have since returned with a £60m offer. Real are holding out for closer to £70m.
Agent Juanma Lopez shed some more light on negotiations in an interview with calciomercato.com.
“They are a club of great charm, a very interesting option,” he said of United. “I can say there’s a very important proposal and the decision rests with Real. I cannot tell [if it will be done quickly], we’ll see.”
Along with United and Chelsea, AC Milan have been linked with the 24-year-old, but Lopez has seemingly ruled out a move to Italy.
“There have been frequent contacts [between us and AC Milan] until a few days ago, I can confirm that,” he said.
“Quite simply, Real Madrid considered the Rossoneri’s offer to be unsatisfactory.”