AC Milan want Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata but 'only on our conditions'

AC Milan want Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata but 'only on our conditions'
From ESPN - July 17, 2017

AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has told Mediaset his side are interested in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata but will sign him "only on our conditions."

Milan have made nine signings already this summer -- with Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci soon to become the 10th -- but they remain determined to strengthen their attack.

Milan general manager Marco Fassone confirmed at the weekend that Morata, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andrea Belotti were on their shortlist, and the Madrid man now appears to be the frontrunner, with La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that they are "on the verge" of sealing a deal.

"We have been after him right from the start," Mirabelli said.

Milan appeared to have lost out to Manchester United in the race for Morata, but Jose Mourinho has said Madrid's price tag was too high and the English side instead moved for Romelu Lukaku.

Mirabelli said Morata was initially "very open" to joining Milan this summer, adding: "There were some complications that emerged between the final of the Champions League and when other clubs who were interested arrived so it all cooled down.

"It could heat up again, though, but only on our conditions."

Milan have already agreed one of the most impressive signings of the summer after securing a deal for Italy international Bonucci from Juventus.


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