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Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move

Morata was a Champions League winner with Real Madrid earlier this month
Morata was a Champions League winner with Real Madrid earlier this month

Manchester United are believed to have made their first official bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with the Spanish striker's agent giving a strong hint that a £60m move to Old Trafford could be imminent.

United have turned their attentions to Morata after Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann decided to walk away from a move to Manchester in favour of staying with his current employers.

Now United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to tie up a deal to bring Morata to Old Trafford, with the striker's agent Juanma Lopez suggesting a deal may be announced soon.

“They are a club of great charm, a very interesting option," Lopez told Calciomercato when asked about United's interest in Morata.

“I can say there’s a very important proposal and the decision rests with Real. We’ll see.”

Lopez also dismissed suggestions that Morata could be joining AC Milan this summer, revealing that the Italians had not managed to match United’s bid for the forward.

“There have been frequent contacts (with AC Milan) until a few days ago, I can confirm that. But Real Madrid considered the Rossoneri’s offer to be unsatisfactory.”

United are keen to wrap up a deal for Morata quickly, with United boss Mourinho eager to have most of his summer transfer trading done by the time he returns to work at the club's Carrington training base at the end of June.

A deal for Morata would back up the news that United have already agreed a deal to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, with the Swede set to arrive in a deal worth in excess of £30m.

United midfielder Paul Pogba is among those said to be eager for Morata to join him at Old Trafford after the duo struck up a fine relationship on the pitch during their time together at Juventus.