Milan Waiting for Morata to Choose Whether to Transfer

Milan pulled out of the race to sign Joshua Zirkzee and await the decision by Alvaro Morata, who’s now the frontrunner to replace Olivier Giroud as their new no.9. He’d be easy to sign given a €13M release clause, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

On the other hand, the Rossoneri want the player to take a pay cut, as his €6M wages exceed their standards. They have tendered a three-year contract with a €4M annual salary. They’d dilute what he would make at Atletico Madrid in the next two seasons in a longer timeframe.

Morata have been sending mixed signals this summer, as he hinted he’d stay put following an offer from Saudi Arabia, but his entourage has been in talks with Milan to broker his move. The main challenge is to convince him to depart. He dished to El Mundo on Monday.

“It’s likely that I’ll leave the national team after Euro 2024. I’m happier outside of Spain because people respect me. Some hoped I would get a yellow card and be disqualified since they think they play better without me. It has been tough for me at times. I just want to be serene. In the end, it’s all a matter of sensations. The people around me know it. Nothing is certain in football. We’ll see how things go.”

According to AS (via Virgilio), Atletico Madrid remain confident Morata will stay despite the insistent chatter about Milan and his remarks regarding his uneasiness in Spain.

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