Manchester United are set to increase their offer for Alvaro Morata to £60m after their first bid of around £52m was rejected by Real Madrid, according to the Guardian.
Jose Mourinho has allegedly identified the 24-year-old as his primary attacking target after Antoine Griezmann confirmed he will not be leaving Atletico Madrid during their current transfer ban.
Negotiations with Madrid have taken place this week after the first offer of £52.3m was turned down because he’s currently valued significantly higher at €90m.
Man United are said to be confident of persuading the Real president, Florentino Perez, to take a reduced fee if they can pay the majority of it up front.
He returned to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium from Juventus last year after Madrid exercised a buyback clause of £30m and he scored 20 goals in all competitions last season and helped Spain draw their friendly 2-2 with Colombia on Wednesday night.
Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for Morata, but they are believed to be close to signing a deal for Everton’s Romelu Lukaku ahead of the summer transfer window.
He claimed he wants to play alongside James Rodriguez next season and with Madrid putting the Colombia forward on the market for about £60m, we could see them both in a United shirt.