Alvaro Morata’s proposed move from Real Madrid Manchester United it reportedly on hold.
The striker, who get married in Venice over the weekend, is a target for Jose Mourinho and United had been tipped to seal a deal for the Spain forward ahead of the weekend.
But for now the 24-year-old is still a Real Madrid player with United yet to agree a fee with Real, who are now believed to have put the deal on hold after Cristiano Ronaldo’s revelations.
On Friday it was revealed the Portugal star has informed the La Liga club he wishes to leave Spain amid his allegations of tax fraud.
Ronaldo has apparently told Florentino Perez, who will address the media this evening, that his decision is “irreversible” and that he feels persecuted by the Spanish authorities.
His agent Jorge Mendes is understood to be looking for the Portugal man’s next club with Man Utd, PSG and Chelsea all believed to be interested.
But according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Perez has blocked Morata’s his move to Old Trafford with a delay of at least two weeks likely.
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Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez travelled to the Bernabeu last week to try seal Morata’s transfer to the Premier League.
Apparently though Lopez found that Madrid, who want £79million for the player are not only in no hurry, but the Ronaldo situation has further muddied the waters.
The Spanish report now claims Morata must now wait, with Real coach Zinedine Zidane still open to keeping the former Juve man.
Cadena Ser’s El Larguero show last week reported agreement between both clubs and the player was “very close”.
United are believed to have offered Morata a four or five-year contract to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was not offered a new deal after injuring his cruciate knee injury.
Mourinho’s side are believed to have lodged an opening offer of £52.4million, which was rejected before they submitted a second bid of around £60million.