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Manchester United chase Morata, Fabinho, Nainggolan and Perisic

They want everyone.

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Radja Nainggolan
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According to this story in the Telegraph, Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is returning to Madrid in order to force through his move to Manchester United. Morata has spoken to Jose Mourinho, and there is a strong relationship from the time they spent together in Madrid years ago. United have bid £65m, but Real Madrid want 10 million more. Morata will ask the club to be more flexible to allow him to depart for England, and he is keener to join United than Chelsea, who are also interested.

Also in that story is the suggestion that Ivan Perisic will reject a new contract offer from Inter Milan in an attempt to push through his move to Old Trafford. United want as much business done before July 9, when they begin their overseas tour.

In the Daily Mail is a story that United are prepared to offer £40m for Radja Nainggolan. He's a touch old for the kind of player he is, and it's hard to imagine that United are going to cough up for two central midfielders before they've managed to shift even one of them. He would, though, be a vast improvement on the limited Ander Herrera.

Ryan Giggs has stated the obvious, and advised Manchester United that they need to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It is true that United should probably replace last season's top scorer, give he is 35, his contract has ended, and he is recovering from surgery on a major knee injury. You can't pay for insight like that (well, you can, because it's often behind a paywall).

And lastly, United are keen on Monaco defensive midfielder Fabinho. According to J Peebs in the Independent, Fabinho's ability to play at right-back is seen as a way of improving the midfield, but giving United more options in defence after a season of playing Antonio Valencia - still seen by some as a winger - at the back.