Contributing to the recent La Liga and Champions League success, scoring 20 goals in 43 appearances, Morata was mostly relegated to a supersub role behind Karim Benzema.
Any potential deal to bring Griezmann to Old Trafford now looks extremely hard, however, following the confirmation of Atletico Madrid's transfer ban.
This certainly makes sense, with captain Wayne Rooney increasingly becoming a periphery figure at the club and the BBC reporting that United are unlikely to offer injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract.
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United have identified Morata as their main transfer target in terms of strikers this summer, and are thought to be willing to bid up to £60million for his services. Real Madrid exercised their buy-back clause and re-signed Morata for 26.2m in 2016.
In two seasons with Juventus, Morata won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles.
"Yes, there was frequent contact with us until a few days ago - I can confirm that", added Morata's representative.
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Morata has allegedly been in contact with De Gea and Herrera, and has been persuaded that a move to Old Trafford is the right decision following their time together on global duty.
The Old Trafford side are confident of negotiating a transfer at a lower price if they can pay most of the fee up front.
The 24-year-old is understood to want a move to United with a view of playing more regular first-team football after starting just 14 games last season for Real.
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