In Italy they have no doubts: Real Madrid's Álvaro Morata will be the next purchase of the now Chinese-funded AC Milan. Club director, Marco Fassone has admitted to Mediaset Premium, their interest in the Real Madrid striker, and stated that the negotiations have heated up significantly in the last few hours.
Madrid will listen to Milan offer
'La Gazzetta dello Sport' goes further in their reporting and says that the Spanish forward is just "a step" away from joining the Milanese club. Madrid would be willing to listen to an offer from the Rossoneri of 70 million euros (this would come with a contract of around 10 million euros) in an attempt to please the youngster who is now looking for a change of scenary, depsite only returning to the Spanish capital last summer. After impressing in many a cameo role for the Liga and Champìons League winners, he is hoping to find guaranteed first team action, something not likely to be given in Madrid.
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. Would Milan take both strikers or is it a choice between the two?
New Milan an attraction
Following the Champions League final in Cardiff, Morata had declared that he would be unable to go to another Italian side as he felt too attached to Juve following his time there. It seems though that the new Milan project - which has already surpassed 200 million euros spent in the transfer market - has changed his mind.