According to a report published by ESPN, Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid.
Erik ten Hag is not satisfied with his options in the attack, and wants a third striker, someone who can present a different profile to Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial. More specifically, they are looking for a physical presence.
This comes on the back of their failed pursuit to sign Bologna centre-forward Marko Arnautovic. While the Austrian was keen on the move, the demands presented by the Italian giants have pushed United away from any potential move.
Moreover, the United board were also aware of the immense amount of slack they received when the Arnautovic news broke on social media.
The Old Trafford faithful were not too keen on adding the striker, who has history of racist language, to a squad that already has Ronaldo.
Morata was linked with a move to Barcelona in the winter, but the Blaugranes opted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after learning of the Spaniard’s price tag.
The Atletico striker was then rumoured with a permanent switch to Juventus, but it seems the two parties have failed to reach an agreement on his price tag.
And while Morata has had a rather spectacular restart to life at Atletico, his future is still uncertain. Diego Simeone’s side are yet to register Antoine Griezmann for La Liga, and could be forced to sell if Man United do, indeed, come back with an offer.
Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo
According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.
Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.
Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.
Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.
Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.
However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.
Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.
Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.
It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.