Florentino Perez has not spoken to Manchester United over Alvaro Morata

Morata's entourage boarded a speed boat to get whisked out to a luxury yacht in Ibiza

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted that Alvaro Morata's representatives are in talks with Manchester United.

The Spain global has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford over the past couple of weeks as Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks to improve his attacking options.

"I have read that we have reached an agreement for I don't know for how many millions, but it is not true".

The Spanish worldwide managed to start just 16 games last season with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of him in the pecking order so it's no wonder Morata has been looking to leave in search of first team football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

This is, of course, bad news for United, who will have to pay at least €155m for Alvaro Morata and Rodriguez.

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The Real star has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with United tipped to sign Rodriguez.

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be vying for his signature, but Perez came out fighting when quizzed on the subject. "Plus, the players must have a space [in the team] to be able to improve, and a year ago I did not see it with him".

"James is a Real Madrid player", Perez told ES Radio, "there are times when players don't leave when they or their agents want to, and the club's interests prevail".

"It is a shame if he leaves, but I have always said that it is an enrichment factor for our football that our players have been able to go overseas and have been able to play".

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.

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