Morata was very close to joining Manchester United - Herrera


"It looks hard to see Alvaro Morata in a Red Devils shirt with the arrival of Romelu".

AC Milan are reportedly on the verge of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with claims that a €70m deal is close for the Spaniard.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says he will "do everything possible" to keep David De Gea as a teammate, amid speculation that Real Madrid could return with a bid for the goalkeeper this summer.

While United missed out on Morata, the club snapped up Lukaku and made the striker the second most expensive transfer in British football history, behind only Paul Pogba.

Herrera is quoted as saying by Metro: "I even started to think I'd be playing with Morata".

Morata, 24, was widely expected to move to Old Trafford ahead of next season after emerged as one of the top targets of his former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.

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"Too bad he is not with us, but I wish him well".

Another player that Milan were closely linked to is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the striker's club, Borussia Dortmund, have told him to get any move sorted this week.

In turn, Madrid president Florentino Perez is hopeful that the funds raised by Morata's sale will help the club in their pursuit of Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, and so things could have a crucial knock-on effect, as per the report.

"Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it's public".

"Real Madrid in the European Super Cup? are the strongest team right now, they've won the last two Champions Leagues, but a Super Cup Final always motivates you". I enjoyed seeing his growth at Juventus and Madrid.