Real Madrid in no rush to sell £79m rated Alvaro Morata to Manchester United

Real Madrid have told Manchester United that they will need to pay €90 million (£79m) in order to sign Alvaro Morata this summer, according to reports.

Marca claim that the Spanish champions are in no hurry to sell the 24-year-old and have made it clear to United that they will not accept a lower amount for the striker.

Madrid’s hierarchy are well aware that they have no reason to sell Morata, and Zinedine Zidane has been pleased with the Spain international’s contribution of 20 goals in all competitions.

Madrid are also not in a position where signing their priority transfer targets – one of which is Kylian Mbappe – depends on the money raised from player sales.

Jose Mourinho has made Morata his top striker target for the upcoming transfer window and Madrid are fully aware of this.

On Sunday, Marca also reported that the United manager had personally called Morata to promise him that he would be an ‘important’ part of the team at Old Trafford.

It’s understood that the 24-year-old is happy with life in Madrid but is concerned that his lack of playing time will hinder his chances of starting for Spain at the World Cup next year.

Speaking about United’s offer, Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, told Calciomercato on Monday: ‘It’s a club with a lot charm, a very interesting option.

‘I can say that there’s a very important offer and the decision now rests with Real.’

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