Manchester United’s Álvaro Morata pursuit complicated by David de Gea

Guardian

• Spain striker has informed Real Madrid he wants to leave• United lodge bid for Internazionale’s winger Ivan PerisicManchester United’s hopes of signing Álvaro Morata have received a significant boost after the striker told Real Madrid he would like a move to Old Trafford. However, negotiations between the clubs may not be straightforward because of friction relating to David de Gea.United have frustrated Madrid’s attempts to sign the goalkeeper and fear the Spanish club will drive a hard bargain over Morata as a result. The De Gea issue has led to a strained relationship in the past, with a proposed move breaking down in 2015. Related: Riyad Mahrez: a creative, mooching trend-bucker English football should cherish | Barney Ronay Continue reading......

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