Manchester United 'were interested' in Real Madrid's Morata before completing Lukaku deal

Manchester United 'were interested' in Real Madrid's Morata before completing Lukaku deal

The Real Madrid striker was all set to join Manchester United but manager Jose Mourinho opted for Everton's Romelu Lukaku instead.

"I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid".

Matic is likely to miss Chelsea's pre-season tour to Asia amid talk of United's interest, but Mourinho would not be drawn on his former player - only his summer intentions.

"We have three or four players that only by the end of the year they can be back to football, so we need two more players I would say".

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci is thought to be closing in on a switch to Serie A giants AC Milan despite Chelsea boss Antonio Conte being a big admirer of the centre-half.

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The La Liga champions' failure to sell Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez - who has been loaned to Bayern Munich - has reportedly scuppered their transfer plans.

"I don't want to be disrespectful, we don't have our door closed, we are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof".

"I think the market is so unusual, the prices are absolutely out of context, so the clubs without the power to sell, refuse to sell, are one step ahead and there are many clubs in the Premier League who refuse to sell their best players and that is fantastic and makes the competition so hard". But it's Real Madrid's right to ask for their players the amount of money that they want. We were interested. That's obvious, it was public knowledge but we didn't reach an economic agreement.

"At the moment, Morata's mentality is still that he doesn't get the game time at Madrid, and although he'd like to triumph there, Chelsea are real contenders and they can afford him".

"Now that the Manchester United thing has died down which was held up because Madrid deliberately left United at arm's length because they did not know if Cristiano Ronaldo was going to carry out his threat and leave".

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