Manchester United have withdrawn their curiosity in Marko Arnautovic, sources have informed ESPN.
The membership had been in talks with Bologna a couple of deal for the previous Stoke Metropolis and West Ham United striker however sources have informed ESPN the Italian facet’s calls for scuppered any hope of an settlement.
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United had been additionally made conscious of accelerating fan backlash in opposition to the transfer, stemming from accusations Arnautovic used racist language throughout Austria‘s recreation in opposition to North Macedonia on the 2020 European Championship.
Arnautovic, who’s of Serbian descent, later apologised and insisted he isn’t racist, though he was banned by UEFA for one recreation for his on-field outburst.
Sources added that United initially focused Arnautovic due to a perception the 33-year-old might be signed for a comparatively low charge, however Bologna’s valuation of the ahead has elevated since preliminary conversations came about.
Supervisor Erik ten Hag is eager so as to add a bodily back-up striker to his squad and labored with Arnautovic throughout his time managing FC Twente within the Netherlands.
United stay within the hunt for a striker who can be proud of a spot on the bench to supply a distinct choice to Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial.
Martial is injured and Ronaldo shouldn’t be but match-fit after lacking most of preseason due to a household concern, forcing Ten Hag to start out with Christian Eriksen as a False No.9 for the opening-day defeat to Brighton.
Sources have informed ESPN United have been provided the possibility to signal former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.
The 29-year-old has a yr left on his contract at Atletico Madrid and has spent the final two seasons on mortgage at Juventus.