According to Sky Sports, Real Madrid have been demanding for a huge fee from Manchester United if they are really interested in signing Alvaro Morata.

Man Utd has tabled a £52.4m offer, but the two-time reigning Champions League holders have shocked United by asking for £78 million for the Spanish striker.

The package is not thought to include David De Gea, who was the subject of a rejected £60m offer earlier this summer.

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If Jose Mourinho fails to be reunited with the former Juventus star, having given him his debut at the Bernabeu, the contingency plan could be Andrea Belotti — the Torino striker who has an £87.3m release clause after hitting 26 goals in Serie A.