Morata Picks Milan over Roma in Possible Serie A Return

Milan have zeroed in on Alvaro Morata to bolster their frontline, and the feeling is mutual, although they’ll have to bend Atletico Madrid’s resistance. Even though José Mourinho and Paulo Dybala reached out to him, he’d rather play in the Champions League and gave his preference to the Rossoneri, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The center-forward is willing to reduce his salary, €6.5M per year, to facilitate the move. He has reached an agreement in principle on a four-year deal with €5M annual wages.

Morata reportedly has a €20M release clause in his contract, but Milan plot to invest €10/12M to acquire him. Atletico Madrid’s president Enrique Cerezo downplayed the rumors: “I don’t think he’ll move to Italy.”

The Spaniard has rebuffed the advances of Al Ettifaq, which would have paid him €30M per year. The Rossoneri will try to orchestrate a loan option/obligation to buy at first, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

Our Take on Milan and Morata

The reports about his release clause have been all over the place for something that should be set in stone, so they’ll have to go through the Colchoneros. He’s a proven commodity, but they’d have to get him for a meager fee for it to be a good deal. Moreover, it’d be better for them to add a prodigy instead.

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