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Ander Herrera: I wanted Manchester United to sign Alvaro Morata this summer

Ander Herrera: I wanted Manchester United to sign Alvaro Morata this summer

Ander Herrera has admitted that it is a shame that Manchester United have not been able to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid this summer.

Chelsea were then expected to step up their interest after failing to re-sign the Belgium international from Everton.

But with De Gea doing nothing to suggest to United that he wishes to return to Spain this summer, there is no sense of alarm at Old Trafford about his future as a result of Real's inability to raise funds for a deal by offloading players in the transfer market.

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Morata was left in the lurch, and Chelsea had been tipped as a potential destination for him in the wake of Lukaku's move. However, Milan seemingly believe that they can get the best out of him again at the San Siro next season, and so it remains to be seen whether or not an agreement can be reached with Bayern.

The Rossoneri have already signed 10 players this summer, with Vincenzo Montella effectively being handed an almost entirely new starting line-up.

Morata had been very close to Milan last month, but said he could never betray his two years at Juventus by signing for another Italian club. I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement.

The Spanish giants want £80million for the striker, a fee Antonio Conte has asked the Blues to pay. "They desperately wanted [to stay at] Milan, so that was the simple key to it all".