Man United’s top summer transfer target is now 24-year-old – report

Alvaro Morata has emerged as Manchester United's prime striker transfer target this summer, according to reports

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Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata / Instagram

Alvaro Morata has emerged as Manchester United’s top summer transfer target as a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports in the British media.

The Telegraph is reporting that Manchester United have identified the Real Madrid striker as the “key signing” they want to make to bring in a successor to Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford this summer.

The same report states that the 24-year-old Spanish striker is seen as a more “viable” option thank Romelu Lukaku or Andrea Belotti.

The story also claims that, contrary to what has been reported in recent days, Manchester United’s pursuit of Morata is completely separate to suggestions that the Red Devils could sell goalkeeper David De Gea to Real Madrid.

Mourinho is thought to be on the lookout for some attacking reinforcements this summer after Ibrahimovic was ruled out of action for a number of months after suffering a serious knee injury towards the end of last season.

Manchester Untied will be hoping to be able to use the lure of Champions League football to attract some top talent to Old Trafford this summer after they booked their place in the competition thanks to their Europa League final triumph over Ajax last month.

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