All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Thursday, June 15.
Alvaro Morata’s agent held a meeting with Real Madrid figures on Wednesday to sort out the striker’s future, according to AS.
Juanma Lopez, Morata’s representative, reportedly arrived at the Bernabeu on Wednesday afternoon and left more than two hours later, having informed the club of Manchester United’s interest in signing the Spain striker.
The player wants to resolve his future this week and Spanish radio station Cadena COPE reports that United and Real Madrid are expected to start negotiations on Thursday.
Michael Keane changed his mind about leaving Burnley to return to United when he found out his former club wanted to sign two centre backs, according to The Times.
United announced the signing of Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof on Wednesday, and though Keane was linked with a move back to Old Trafford, The Times say the 24-year-old feared he would not get enough game time.
Chris Smalling is attracting interest from several Premier League clubs, according to the Daily Mirror.
Everton and West Ham are reportedly interested in signing the 27-year-old, who will find first-team opportunities at Old Trafford even harder to come by after the club signed Lindelof.
Gareth Bale is not looking to leave Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old has been routinely linked with a move back to the Premier League with United, but the Mail report the Welshman is focused on life under Zinedine Zidane at Real.
Jose Mourinho will only move for Monaco star Fabinho if he is unable to lure Eric Dier or Nemanja Matic over to Manchester United, according to The Sun.
Spurs midfielder Dier is reportedly Mourinho’s first target, but is more likely to land Matic or Fabinho.