Alvaro Morata set to join AC Milan in €60 million move

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AC Milan’s new owners are wasting no time in their pursuit to return the Rossoneri back to the summit of Italian and European football, targeting Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata in a whopping €60 million (£52 million) transfer.

The 7-time European Champions were sold to Chinese consortium Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux in August 2016, and plan on heavily investing throughout the summer.

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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ended his 31-year ownership of AC Milan in August of 2016, selling to Rossoneri Sport Investment Luxembourg

Spanish international Alvaro Morata has been widely linked with a move away from Real Madrid due to his frustration at playing second-fiddle to Karim Benzema for most of the campaign.

Despite his limited playing time, Morata has netted 20 times from 40 appearances in all competitions, including 15 strikes in La Liga.

However, Morata has started just 14 times in the league, making a further 12 appearances off the bench, and will seek more frequent first-team football from his next move.

Milan will hope the 24-year-old will boost their chances of challenging for the Serie A title, something they haven’t won in six years, dropping as low as 10th in the 2014/15 campaign.

Italian papers are claiming Morata will earn £125,000 per week should he agree to the move, though conflicting reports are suggesting the Spaniard’s preferred move is with Antonio Conte and Premier League champions Chelsea.

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