According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan are close to completing a €70m move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata. If true this would be another coup for Milan as Morata has been a target of Manchester United and Chelsea this summer, but Madrid what not willing to budge off their €85m valuation for the two English clubs.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone admitted the club continues to target a striker, listing Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang alongside Morata on a shortlist.
He said: ‘It’d be nice to have one from Andrea Belotti, Morata or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. We’ll see who the choice lands on, even if there are also other names who haven’t been splashed on the front pages yet.
‘Evidently we are still thinking of doing something in that position.’
Gazzetta reports Real Madrid have dropped their price for Morata as they intend to use the money to push their bid for Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, with the Ligue 1 side now said to value him at £130m.
If he does move to Milan, Morata will join a beefed-up Rossoneri squad which includes his former Juventus team-mate Leonardo Bonucci, as well as new signings Biglia, Franck Kessie, Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez and Hakan Calhanoglu.