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Manchester United have reportedly been told to pay more if they want to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente in the summer. According to the publication from the stables of Spanish newspaper Marca, Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Llorente who has become a key player for the Rojiblancos this season. It was stated that Manchester United will have to pay the £103 release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract for the Spanish club to sanction a move to the Premier League for the Spanish international. Llorente was formerly a Real Madrid player before he signed for rivals Atletico Madrid at the start of the last campaign. The player had to leave Real Madrid for regular playing time after he was given limited playing time at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu by manager Zinedine Zidane.

Marcos Llorente has scored nine goals and also added eight assists for Atletico Madrid this term and he’s the second leading goalscorer for the club behind Luis Suarez, who has 19 goals in the league. Recent reports claimed that Manchester United have made a bid of around £68.5m but it will take more than that if the Red Devils want to sign him this summer.

ESPN Pundit feels Zinedine Zidane would snub Manchester United

ESPN Pundit Craig Burley believes Zinedine Zidane would snub the prospect of managing Manchester United, should the opportunity arise in the near future. The Frenchman is currently without a job after resigning from his managerial position with Real Madrid at the conclusion of the previous campaign.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Burley said that Jose Mourinho is currently having an unpleasant time managing the Red Devils and his stay may be short-lived amid the controversies with some of the club’s players. However, he does not believe Zidane would fancy succeeding the Portuguese, given the gap already created between United and the pace-setters at the top.