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Man Utd enter talks to sign Alvaro Morata

Manchester United are planning to sign a new striker this summer to provide competition to Rasmus Hojlund next season.

Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee has been heavily linked with the club this month, but reports in Turkey claim that United have a different plan in mind.

Sabah (page 14) claims that Fenerbahce are bidding to sign Alvaro Morata, who currently has a £10 million release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract.

The Turkish outfit are hoping to use manager Jose Mourinho’s influence to lure the striker. They are prepared to pay him around £3.8m per year.

However, they face a huge stumbling block with his representative also ‘in talks’ with multiple European clubs including the Red Devils.

United should avoid making an approach for Morata

The Spaniard had the best-ever scoring season of his career last term. He netted 21 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.

Despite his impressive tally, there is talk of him heading for the exit door. Atletico are probably looking into the future and could promote Samu Omorodion.

This could urge Morata to pursue a fresh challenge. Fenerbahce are looking to reunite him with Mourinho. The pair were previously together at Chelsea.

United have also been credited with an interest, the club should avoid an approach for the 31-year-old, who could be past his prime soon.

The club have previously been guilty of handing huge wages to big-name stars. This has haunted them due to the lack of a resale value.

Morata would fall into the same category. The former Blues man could be signed on the cheap, but his wages are excessive at £220,000 per week.

While he could be willing to accept a reasonable pay cut, he is not the type of player United should be targeting.

Morata squandered a staggering 27 big chances in the Premier League in an 18-month spell at Chelsea.

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