Real Madrid reject Manchester United's bid for striker Alvaro Morata

Consequently, the newspaper notes United boss Jose Mourinho - who gave Morata his first-team debut at Madrid - has tried to persuade the 24-year-old into joining the Red Devils.

Madrid are reported to have suggested £78 million as a compromise and now that United know Morata is keen a compromise could be reached.

United are expected to have to pay upwards of £60m for the striker but the Daily Mail do not state how much the Premier League club have offered.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly on the way out, manager Jose Mourinho has been searching for a replacement striker and has seemingly found his man.

The Telegraph are alleging that the Spanish global has agreed terms on a move to Old Trafford, with only the fee with Real Madrid to be determined between the two clubs.

The Spain international's agent is said to have told the Real Madrid hierarchy that his client wants to leave and he is believed to be on his way to Manchester United this summer.

His agent, Juanma Lopez, made it plain to Real last week that Morata was edging towards an exit, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of him in Zinedine Zidane's pecking order.

Manchester United have already made one bid for the attacking midfielder, said to be in the region of £52 million, but their offer was rebuffed by Madrid. Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role. "I can not say [if a deal will be closed soon] - we will see".

Despite not being considered a regular for Madrid this season Morata still contributed heavily to their La Liga and Champions League triumphs as he struck 18 goals in total across those competitions and 20 overall.

As per Don Balón, Morata has spoken with Bale and urged him to join him at United next season.

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