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Milan's stunning Morata swoop

Milan's stunning Morata swoop
From ESPN - July 16, 2017

The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: Milan close to Morata coup

Just when you thought AC Milan's summer could not get any better, La Gazzetta dello Sport says that the Rossoneri are "on the verge" of signing Alvaro Morata.

The Real Madrid striker is one of the transfer window's most-wanted men, and while it was first Manchester United and then Chelsea that seemed in the box seat to sign the 24-year-old, Milan seems to have gazumped both Premier League clubs.

The paper says that Vincenzo Montella's side have tabled a 70 million bid for Morata, and have offered a further 10m per year to the player in order to convince him to join the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia, Franck Kessie and Hakan Calhanoglu in heading to the San Siro.

Arsenal's now focused on Lemar

Arsenal are out of the running to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco but remain eager to add Thomas Lemar to their squad. Although, adding the winger could lead Arsenal to allow Alexis Sanchez to leave the club.

The Telegraph says Arsene Wenger has been cautious about the departure of either Sanchez or Olivier Giroud up until now because he is unsure about his chances of landing Lemar, a player for whom he has already seen two bids rejected.

The report goes on to say that Sanchez and Giroud are unsettled but Wenger is mindful of leaving himself short of attacking options. However, he is more confident that Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are happy to remain at the club despite entering the final year of their contracts.

Danilo's fate remains in question

Sport reckons that Real Madrid right-back Danilo has already agreed to a deal to join Chelsea, but the Premier League champions could still face competition from Manchester City and Juventus to complete his signing.

There could also be resistance from Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane who wants to keep hold of Danilo despite not being able to offer him regular football.

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