Man United ready to pay £39.4m for highly-desired Juventus striker

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After winning yet another Serie A title this season, Juventus may need to brace themselves for another roster plundering at the hands of major European clubs. Though Paul Pogba is the player every rich club wants, star striker Alvaro Morata is not exactly safe at the Old Lady either and could be on his way out first if Man United have anything to say about it.

According to TuttoSport [per FootballFanCast], Man United are willing to pay as much as £39.4 million for the 23-year-old Juventus striker. The ability to score goals was the Achilles heel of Man United for the bulk of the season as they scored just 46 through the first 37 games  – 11th in the league, and fewer than 17th-ranked Sunderland.

Morata finished the 2015-16 season with seven goals and seven assists in Serie A, plus two more of each in the Champions League. Man United could face a significant obstacle in their chase for Morata if they fail to earn Champions League qualification against AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday.

Real Madrid have also expressed interest in reacquiring their former striker by exercising the buy-back clause in his contract.

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