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The situation surrounding Alvaro Morata's transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United remains complicated, and the move now looks further away than ever before with a fee being agreed for Romelu Lukaku's move to Old Trafford.Negotiations began with Madrid wanting 100 million euros for the Spaniard, in order to complete a move that the striker himself had asked to push through.Real were reluctant to let their player go and felt no need to sell, but it did look as though a deal to take Morata to England would be reached, it was only a matter of time.Eventually, Real Madrid agreed to accept 80m euros with an additional 10m euros dependent on how many goals he would score for the English club, but differences remained and both clubs were separated by approximately 5m euros.The protracted nature of discussions between United and Real resulted in the former turning their attention to 'Plan B' - Everton's Romelu Lukaku - who was sold by Jose Mourinho during their time together at Chelsea.Many in the English media are suggesting that a deal is close to complete but it is still some way away. Should it go through, Antonio Conte's attention will likely move in the opposite direction from Lukaku to Morata.Mourinho himself has been in constant contact with Morata and has done everything possible to make a move go through, but the final decision will be made by those upstairs at both clubs, who have not always found it easy to agree with one another.Morata is expected at Real Madrid training on Monday, but for now he is disappointed that his move to Manchester has not yet been made official, while Real are not willing to budge on their demands for the striker.
 
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We better get a solid central defender. With (good) addition of Lukaku there is no need to have Morata anymore. Rashford/Martial should now be ready to play as CF and to score more goals after two seasons with the team
 
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We better get a solid central defender. With (good) addition of Lukaku there is no need to have Morata anymore. Rashford/Martial should now be ready to play as CF and to score more goals after two seasons with the team


Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the club just signed Victor Lindelof for 22 Mil as an addition to the CB position ?
 
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Yup you're right. Forgot about him. Hopefully he and Bailly (along with Jones and Smalling) remain healthy and solid as it was a nightmare for us last season with fatigue and injuries.
 
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oh so it is still up in the air ...

to be honest with you i don't see man united competing on levels they did in the 90s. we had our dream period and it is gone.

this is a huge difference, on the european arena, between teams like man u and organizations like RM, Barca, Bayern, Juve. no matter what these guys are up there, somewhere and you have got to respect that.
 
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