Man Utd Could Hijack Deal After Chelsea Table £62m Bid For Spanish Star

By on July 11, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, more on the future of Alvaro Morata…

Chelsea have submitted a £62m bid for Alvaro Morata but Manchester United could yet launch a late move to hijack any deal for the Real Madrid striker, according to reports today.

Morata has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League after struggling to hold down a regular place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting eleven since re-joining the club from Juventus last summer.

The 24-year-old made just 16 starts in all competitions last season and the striker is keen to secure more regular first team football ahead of the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

United were initially cited as the front-runners for Morata’s signature but turned their attention to signing Romelu Lukaku after agreeing a big-money deal with Everton for the Belgian international.

That left the door open for Chelsea to make their move and the Daily Star claim the Blues tabled a £62m offer for Morata on Monday as Antonio Conte looks to find a replacement for Diego Costa.

The Brazilian-born striker has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge and while Lukaku was touted as Conte’s prime target, it seems Morata is now on his radar after missing out on the former Everton star.

Conte knows the Spanish international well as he played a key role in luring Morata to Juventus before taking over the Italian national team job and a reunion in West London could now be on the cards.

However, worryingly for Chelsea the Daily Star also claim that United could yet look to hijack their move for Morata as Jose Mourinho tries to bring in a second striker this summer.

United have lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney while Anthony Martial is also being tipped for a move away from Old Trafford so it looks like Mourinho needs to bring in further striking reinforcements.

The Manchester giants were frustrated in their attempts to sign Morata earlier in the summer but the Daily Star suggest they could now revive their interest in wake of Chelsea’s reported offer.

United certainly have the financial firepower to spend big on another striker so they could compete with Chelsea to sign Morata if a deal could be agreed with Madrid.

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However, the Blues should be confident about winning the race as Morata wants guaranteed first team football and while he’d get it at Chelsea when Costa leaves, he’d face stiff competition from Lukaku at Old Trafford.


  1. charles

    July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Am wondering about Chelsea transfers

  2. adamu muhammad

    July 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    i wonder what chelsea there doing on this there transfer issues

  3. King Henry

    July 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Man Utd really a very deep defensive Midfielder to protect Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba… And i really think that Bakayoko or Fabinho can do a nice job with their Power any of them will be a great and good Addition to the Team… #UnitedWeStand #PrideOfManchester #PrideOfEngland

  4. tilo

    July 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    What is really going on with Chelsea in this transfer window ?

  5. James k.Gbahi

    July 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Antonio conte,please signed Morata because he is a possible replacement for coasta.

  6. nobility

    July 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Man untd should go ahead and sing bakayoko or fabinho dis two guys any of them can do the work better at mutd defensive midfielde. We really need them in our team

  7. Christian jumbo

    July 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

    I’m a typical Man Utd proper. This season I wouldn’t want to see man utd being even second in the race. Man Utd have the potential in terms of substance to have any play on earth. It is a team that have mess and also a team that have Rinaldo and other top players hard to Find in any team.Tottenham have cane and other top players Leicester have also Vardy and other top players and Liverpool and Chelsea have Giroud and others, Willian and many scorers in the team. After Ronaldo, Barbetov and a few others left man Utd things began fallen apart. I therefore plead with the coach, Jose Morinhno that a lot of things lack in the team. One, there is no free kick expert, two, there’s no body that replaces Ronaldo. And no body like Messi at Barcelona. Am not a coach but I know our limitations. This time around if my dear club man utd fail to prove as premier league giant, I will leave to fan them with annoyance and I will blame the coach and the officials. Pls let provide the term with the right materials so as to sorth our minds. Thank you. And long live the Great Man United.

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