According to GOAL, Real Madrid are holding out for a fee of around €90 million (£79m) for the player, who scored 20 goals in all competitions last season. To that end, Alvaro Morata is touted to replace him as the Real Madrid forward is keen to leave the Spanish giants as he struggled for game time under Zinedine Zidane last season.
Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned his attention towards Mateo Kovacic, and is plotting a move to bring the Real Madrid midfielder to Old Trafford.
Two men that are reported to feature prominently on Mourinho's list are Ivan Perisic and Alvaro Morata.
It'd be an exciting signing for the Red Devils.
Morata is apparently desperate to become a regular at another club after playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema last season.
The prospect of moving to a club like United and starting regularly would surely appeal to the Spain global. The 24-year-old's name features regularly among the blogs and Twitter feed's of football's chattering classes and from nearly the very start Morata has carried a reputation as one of Europe's best youngsters.
You can see why Mourinho would love to add Morata, though.
He might be a talented player, but the only team that will lose in a potential bidding war are The Red Devils.
Joel Pereira is aiming to convince Jose Mourinho he is ready for more first-team action during Manchester United's preseason tour.
Talisca is expected to stay on loan at Besiktas next season.
Talisca was linked with a move to United following his statement.
The frosty relationship that exists between them and the reigning European champions has not helped matters, with United insistent that goalkeeper David de Gea will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer.style="text-align: center;"