Morata’s father in Madrid over move to Manchester United.

Alvaro Morata’s move to Manchester United appears to be edging closer after the striker’s agent and father attended talks with Real Madrid on Monday.

Reports in Spain claim Juanma Lopez and Alfonso Morata turned up at Real’s offices at around noon local time for a meeting with club officials.

The session lasted just under an hour, according to AS.

Morata, valued at around £70million by Madrid, is a top transfer target for United this summer.

However, the Red Devils have yet to agree a price for the 24-year-old, who scored 20 goals in 43 appearances last season.

News of the meeting between Lopez and Real adds to the momentum behind the potential transfer.

Last week, it was claimed that the former Juventus frontman took time out from his honeymoon to fly back to Spain in an effort to accelerate the process.

He is said to want more first-team football despite his love for Real, where he came through the youth-team ranks prior to his move to Juve.

Manchester United

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The Gunners are close to announcing the signing of Leicester’s Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to let England keeper Joe Hart, 30, move to rivals Manchester United

Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo wants Arsenal forward and Chile team-mate Alexis Sanchez to join him at Etihad Stadium – but Juventus and Paris St-Germain have joined the race to sign the 28-year-old.


John Terry has signed for Aston Villa to continue his playing career beyond the age of 37 in the Championship. Swansea City manager Paul Clement has revealed how John Terry chose to drop down to the Championship because he couldn’t face playing against Chelsea in the Premier League.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the club’s board that they must re-sign Lukaku, at any price this summer – even if it means meeting Everton’s £100m valuation.


Paris St-Germain have enquired about the availability of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, with the Reds valuing the 25-year-old Brazil midfielder at 100m euros (£87m).

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could block Daniel Sturridge from leaving – because it will cost too much to replace the 27-year-old striker.

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Other EPL clubs

Michael Keane will put the finishing touches on his £25million transfer to Everton from Burnley on Monday. He will complete a medical with an announcement to follow in due course.

Newly promoted Newcastle have entered the race for 30-year-old Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone

Stephen Ireland has signed a six-month contract extension at Stoke as he continues to recover from a broken leg.

Tottenham Hotspur have made a second offer of about 30m euros (£27m) for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva.


Real Madrid will start talks about signing Manchester United keeper David de Gea, once the deal to take striker and fellow Spain international Alvaro Morata, in the opposite direction is completed

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Striker Diego Costa is on the verge of rejoining Atletico Madrid from Chelsea – but the 28-year-old will not be able to play until January.


Italian giants Inter Milan are plan to try to sign PSG and Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 29, in a £43m deal

Paris St-Germain’s 23-year-old Brazil defender Marquinhos, who is a target for Manchester City, has signed a new long-term deal with the French side.