Real Madrid! Supposedly Chelsea have agreed a £60m fee for Morata today. If all is to be believed they wouldn't lower a £75m demand when Man Utd were sniffing about.
Clearly transfer business between Utd-Madrid is still painful. I don't think Utd liked the way Madrid courted Ronaldo for years by unsettling him. And although I can remember Beckham and Van Nistleroy leaving Utd and Di Maria going the other way, problems exist.
De Gea's transfer collapsed 2 years ago for reasons never fully explained. Likewise I think Madrid took Kroos when Utd wanted him. Then Madrid or Ramos + agent messed Utd about last summer.
I'm sure the list is longer.
No doubt Madrid - unsettling De Gea yet again - will once more bid for the keeper. If I were Utd I would take one of 3 stances:
- Not for sale to you at any price
- World record, say £100m take it or leave it
- Just lead them a merry dance and pull out at the 11th hour