SERIE A giants AC Milan have made a £39m ($ 67m) bid for Manchester United target Andrea Belotti, Sky in Italy understand.
While the bid has yet to be rejected outright, it is understood Belotti’s club Torino want in the region of £56.5m for the striker.
Sky Sports reported on Tuesday that United had a bid of a £52.4m (€60m) rejected by Real Madrid for striker Alvaro Morata, and should they fail to agree a deal for the Spain international would move to sign Belotti.
Madrid are thought to want around £78m ($ 134m) for Morata, while Belotti has a €100m (£87.3m) release clause in his contract.
Beltotti only joined Torino for a fee of £6.5m in August 2015 from Palermo, but has burst onto the scene with Il Toro.
The 23-year-old Italy international notched 28 goals for Torino last season as the club finished ninth in Serie A, while he also scored three times for the Azzurri in 2018 World Cup qualification games.
Milan finished fifth in the Italian top flight last campaign, and their latest move could push United into moving forward in the transfer market.
However, United are confident of signing Morata and will continue negotiations with Real Madrid for the Spain international, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News HQ understands the prospective deal does not include David de Gea going in the other direction.
Morata has emerged as United’s first-choice target for a new forward after their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid ended, following the upholding of the Spanish club’s transfer ban this summer.
Morata scored 20 goals in all competitions for Real last season, after returning from a spell at Juventus via Real’s buy-back option in the original 2014 deal.
Born in Madrid, Morata progressed through the Real Madrid academy to make his first-team debut in December 2010, before exiting for Juventus in the summer of 2014 for £17.5m.
In two seasons with Juventus, Morata won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles and was part of a run to the 2015 Champions League final, scoring as Juve lost 3-1 to Barcelona.