Alvaro Morata: Three reasons why he's a great fit for Manchester United

A queue of clubs, including the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea and Arsenal, are thought to be keeping tabs on the Spain global, and his agent Juanma Lopez stressed that Morata needs more playing time.

Sky Sports reported that United goalkeeper David de Gea was not included in the offer, while Real Madrid are thought to want in the region of 78 million pound ($100.66 million) for the 24-year-old Morata. United's manager worked with the player during his time in charge at the Bernabeu, giving him his debut in a 2010 game at Real Zaragoza four months after the Portuguese manager had arrived at the club.

The player has been linked with many clubs in recent weeks, with it seeming likely he will leave the Spanish giants in the off-season.

United now have to negotiate a transfer fee with Real Madrid.

Forbes Media assistant managing editor Mike Ozanian said: "Manchester United's return to the top spot is a testament to their powerful brand and marketing acumen". This has been a brilliant season for Real Madrid who have won many titles. Mourinho has specific profiles that he likes to target and Morata certainly fits into his style of play, as he is an intelligent physical striker who can lead the line on his own.

As Morata explained, the upcoming season is one leading up to a World Cup, and moving to a club in a new league, like the Premier League, is a gamble.

Álvaro Morata's future is the most uncertain one in the Real Madrid squad.

However, the Spanish global, who had been a Chelsea transfer target, is desperate to leave the Bernabeu in search of first-team football.

Lopez said: "He doesn't want to go through another season like the last". The Reds will definitely be in need of a new striker this summer, and we expect nothing less than an audacious deal when the time comes.

Although Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals for United last season, he suffered a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-final and he's not expected to be back in action until the end of the year.

  • Julie Sanders