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AC Milan intensify talks for Alvaro Morata amid Saudi interest

AC Milan have accelerated the negotiations for Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, reports Madrid-based outlet Marca.

Despite signing a new contract with Los Rojiblancos recently, it hasn’t stopped the Spaniard from being linked with an exit.

Milan could reach an agreement in the coming days, although a move to Saudi Arabia is not ruled out.

Al-Ahli, Al-Taawon and Al-Ettifaq have offered lucrative contracts for Morata, whose new deal runs until 2026.

However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims Milan are in pole position to land the Spaniard.

Milan have been working intensively on a potential deal for the former Juventus man, who recently won the Nations League with Spain.

Their focus is on midfield reinforcements, having signed Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea. Deals for Tijjani Reijnders and Luka Romero are also on the cards.

However, Milan need to strengthen their forward options. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bid farewell to Milan, while Ante Rebic and Divock Origi have been linked with moves elsewhere.

It leaves Milan with Olivier Giroud as the only reliable option, and he is in the twilight of his career.

Atletico are open to selling Morata as it would help them improve their financial situation.

The 30-year-old’s goal numbers leave a lot to be desired, but he has been a prominent fixture for both Atletico and the Spanish national team.

Milan are also keen on reinforcing the right-wing position, with Christian Pulisic and Samuel Chukwueze among their desired targets.

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