Real Madrid striker Morata will fight on although he is extremely disappointed to see his transfer to Manchester United possibly collapse.
Reports claimed that Morata had his mind set on a move to Old Trafford and with Manchester United turning their attention more towards Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, it is looking more and more unlikely this won’t be happening.
The Belgium international looks set to join Mourinho at Old Trafford, although the clubs are still negotiating the fee, SkySports reported that Manchester United are willing to pay £75m with Everton looking to secure an extra £15m in add-ons and bonuses.
“We must keep fighting as there is no alternative,” is the message that has reportedly come from the Morata camp.
Real Madrid were reluctant to let the striker go and did all they could to force the transfer to drag on for as long as possible. They demanded a whopping €90million (£79.6million) and although they were prepared in the end to take €80million plus €10million in add-ons and bonuses they couldn’t come to a proper agreement with the Old Trafford club.
The Spanish newspaper AS reports that interest in Lukaku could be a trick force Real into decreasing Morata’s price. That does sounds unlikely.
The La Liga side’s president Florentino Perez does not seem to want to sell Morata and he really never has. However, the paper reports that the deal could be revived if United fail to agree terms with Everton over Belgian striker Lukaku.
Chelsea have also been linked with moves for both Lukaku and Morata.