Manchester United transfer round-up: Red Devils pull out of Alvaro Morata race

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Manchester United have been scared off in their pursuit of Alvaro Morata - because his asking price is too high.

The Real Madrid youngster is almost certain to be on the move this summer, with a host of leading clubs interested in securing his services. 

However according to Spanish newspaper AS, Manchester United have no interest in following up on their interest after being quoted a price of €30 million for the 21-year-old. Arsenal and Juventus have also opted not to consider an offer given the sizeable fee being demanded.

Interestingly however, Real Madrid could be willing to make Morata available for considerably less than that figure - but only if a buy-back clause is inserted into his contract.

AS say that if that is indeed the case then Madrid would be willing to let him go for as little as €18 million, which could then bring the likes of Tottenham, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund into the equation. 

Other Manchester United transfer gossip:

Louis van Gaal has made Kevin Strootman is main target for the summer, and will have to cough up £28 million to get his man (Daily Star)

Alternatively, Bastian Schweinsteiger is the man Manchester United want most, and he could be available for £15 million (Daily Mail)

Valencia are closing in on a deal for Enzo Perez of Benfica, who has previously been linked with Manchester United (Superdeporte)

Manchester United are gearing up to make a huge £56 million offer for PSG ace Edinson Cavani (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have been put on alert after Benfica ace Nicolas Gaitain admitted he could be on the move this summer. Tottenham have also been linked (Daily Mirror)

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