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AC Milan close to signing Real Madrid striker Morata: Report

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It looked set in stone that Morata was to join Man Utd just a couple of weeks ago - with United and Real a mere £5m apart in their respective valuations of the player - but United then opted to complete a £75m deal for Romelu Lukaku from Everton instead.

Herrera said that he had expected to have his Spain teammate Morata alongside him at Old Trafford, and it was "a pity" that a deal had not been done.

The fee agreed between the two clubs at that time was £29m but the 26-year-old 'keeper would now cost at least double that amount, barring any unlikely swap involving Kroos.

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However, the failure of Manchester United and Chelsea to agree terms, along with his increasing irritation at the lack of regular playing time (as reported by Marca) have prompted a reconsideration.

Transfer market expert Graham Hunter says striker Alvaro Morata should sign for Chelsea this summer.

Andre Silva has already been brought in from Porto in attack, but Milan are setting their sights on another centre-forward, with three of the top players thought to be available being targeted. We will see who our choice falls to, although there are also other names who are yet to be splashed on the front pages by the media.

"Evidently we are still thinking of doing something in that position".

Last year, Kroos signed a new deal to extend his stay at the Bernabeu until 2022 and at the moment, he is earning £325,000-a-week (Star). We will not be the ones who put a price on a Real Madrid player.

"I am nobody to talk about a player who is not from my team". It is simple. It is a shame.

"Buying Bonucci is a signal for the future".