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Man Utd chiefs convinced Real Madrid have NO CHANCE signing De Gea

Man Utd chiefs convinced Real Madrid have NO CHANCE signing De Gea

United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that his side's pursuit of Morata, 24, was over after Real Madrid rejected offers for the striker, seemingly hinting that he considered signing both the Spanish international and Lukaku this summer.

The deal is claimed to be on the cards and AC Milan appear to have convinced Real Madrid to lower their claims as the fee is expected to be in the region of €70m.

As a result, Los Blancos are likely to put up the price if Chelsea do make a move for Morata.

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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.

Romelu Lukaku failed to open his account but Marcus Rashford scored twice with Marouane Fellaini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial all on the scoresheet.

In an interview with AS, the 27-year-old said: "I even started to think I'd be playing with Morata, he was really close to signing".

"They've identified for a long time that his development at Juventus, his training at Madrid and the fact that he's a consistent trophy winner at a very young age, meant that they thought he was the right player".

"Clearly we are still thinking of doing something else in that position". It is simple. It is a shame. So it is difficult. Well, it's practically common knowledge in the football world that it's hard to convince Italian players to leave Italy, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.