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Vincent De Villiers
Junho 16, 2017

Real Madrid has rejected a £52 million offer from Manchester United for star striker Alvaro Morata.

Morata has emerged as United's first-choice target for a new forward after their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid ended, following the upholding of the Spanish club's transfer ban this summer.

The announcement came a week after Benfica said they had agreed to sell the 23-year-old to City for €40 million (S$62 million).

Morata is a fine player but Kane is genuinely world-class.

Mourinho has worked with the Spain worldwide previously during their mutual time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the latest report suggesting that the United manager has called the striker to tell him he "would be important" at the Manchester club.

Mourinho is n the market for a top class striker after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic while Wayne Rooney is also expected to leave the club this summer and Morata has emerged as a prime target in recent days.

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Despite still managing to score 20 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, it looks as though the 24-year-old will quit the Spanish capital in favour of a more prominent role elsewhere.

Now Morata's agent says a decision on the striker's next move will be made soon.

The news has been reported by Don Balon, who quote Morata as saying he thinks the Welshman would add an extra dimension to the United team next season.

Lopez said: "He doesn't want to go through another season like that".

While £60 million would still fall some way short of that enormous fee, it's a generous offer for a player who isn't a regular starter.

Although it would seem like Perez is hoping for a lot to get almost £80m for a striker who has managed just 15 league goals this season, he may not be going to mad. However it appears that United and Jose Mourinho have won the Alvaro Morata sweepstakes, coming together with Real on a general agreement in principle.

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