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Man United ‘in transfer talks’ with ex-Chelsea star striker as £10.1m release clause emerges



Man United ‘in transfer talks’ with ex-Chelsea star striker as £10.1m release clause emerges

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants to add more firepower to his squad in the transfer window – and Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has emerged as a target

It has been reported that Manchester United and Alvaro Morata’s agent have discussed possible summer transfer plans.

The Red Devils are looking to bolster their assault this summer, and Erik ten Hag is eager to relieve Rasmus Hojlund of the strain of scoring goals after the young Danish striker struggled to settle into the Premier League during his first season there last year.

Erik Ten Hag yet wants to bolster midfield and defense, and United has a meager £50 million net transfer budget.

In light of this, it now seems that the Dutchman and Old Trafford’s top brass are considering a low-ball play for Morata.

Turkish outlet Sabah, via Sport Witness, claims that United have taken an interest in the Atletico Madrid forward, who is available for just €12m (£10.1m) due to a release clause in his contract.

The report goes on to outline that United – and other clubs – have even held talks with the Spain international’s representatives as they weigh up their options in the market.

AS Roma, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Fenerbahce are the other clubs credited with an interest in Morata.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with Joshua Zirkzee in recent weeks as they continue to scour the market looking for a striker who can support Hojlund next year.

As well as being available for a modest fee, Morata also boasts Premier League experience from his time at Chelsea.

The 31-year-old, who is currently with Spain at Euro 2024, spent 18 months at Stamford Bridge earlier in his career, scoring 24 goals in 72 games.

He has since spent time in Italy with Juventus and his native Spain with Atletico, whom he plundered 21 goals for last season.

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