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Giulianelli: EXCLUSIVE - Pep wants Morata at Man City; Mourinho held Higuain talks Tuesday

Alvaro Morata is going back to Real Madrid, but he won't be staying there for long. And I'm sure you're saying this is not news...

But the news is that in pole position to take the Spanish striker, currently still a Juventus player, now is, despite all the contrary rumours, Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City.

Guardiola has put Morata at the top of his personal shopping list, to build up a team capable of winning in England, but, above all, in Europe.

Manchester City are preparing an offer that will be close to €50 million to take the striker, who has scored 15 goals in two seasons in Serie A.


Let's talk about Jose Mourinho, the Special One, who is just about to be made official the new Manchester United manager.

He is pressing on with his project of building a team based on the duo of Wayne Rooney and... Gonzalo Higuain.

Crammed contacts yesterday between the Special One and Gonzalo's brother, Nicola. Higuain seems to be disappointed that United haven't qualified for the Champions League and has made a big salary request, close to €12 million to move to England.

In the meantime, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli's president, is working hard to obtain an agreement with the Argentinian over a new contract that would permit him to become, definitively, the heir of Diego Armando Maradona in the collective consciousness of the Napoli supporters, who are still dreaming of winning titles again after so many years.

The first offer of ADL has been €8 million, but, considering the request of Gonzalo to Manchester United, they could reach an agreement, using a structured deal rising with appearances, goals, etc. up to €10 million.

Becoming the new Maradona, the prospect of fighting to win Serie A and playing in the Champions League as a major player could force a change of mind from his original decision of joining United.

What's sure is that neither De Laurentiis nor Mourinho (with Jorge Mendes working hard in tandem with him) will give up the fight for Higuain. And it's certain that the player's will is going to be decisive...

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