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Milan director doesn't hide Morata interest: "It could heat up"

Milan director doesn't hide Morata interest:

Real Madrid striker Morata was pursued by Manchester United but talks broke down, prompting the Old Trafford club to land Romelu Lukaku.

Milan looks the favourites though, with La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that they have intensified negotiations for the striker and are 'a step away' from completing a big-money deal.

However, the failure of Manchester United and Chelsea to agree terms, along with his increasing irritation at the lack of regular playing time (as reported by Marca) have prompted a reconsideration.

Jose Mourinho has been experimenting with his Manchester United team since the end of last season, suggesting he's prepared to notably shake-up his starting line-up. "We would like to have one from Belotti, Morata or Aubameyang". "David is one of the few keepers who give you points over the course of a season". United have solidity in their keeping options, and don't fear any situation arising regarding 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.

"It is a pity he is not with us, but he is a top striker and will be a success wherever he is". We are a team that aspires to win every competition we compete in'.

"We've been after him right from the start", Mirabelli said.

The Italian is eager to add the 24-year-old to his squad although the two clubs are yet to reach a financial agreement.

But as long as they are unable to find a replacement, Chelsea would be made to ship the man who scored the goals which won them the Premier League last season out of Stamford Bridge.