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The Manchester United door has been closed on Alvaro Morata, but the Spanish striker could yet leave Real Madrid this summer and Leonardo Bonucci hopes that his destination will be Milan.

Following his own move to join the Rossoneri, the Italian centre-back has reportedly called Morata to try to convince him to join him at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, he has reached out to his former Juventus teammate, with AC Milan needing a star striker to complete their sensational summer overhaul.

That said, there are a number of reasons why the forward might have to decline the invitation to move back to Serie A, such as the fact that the club won't be in the Champions League in the 2017/18 season.

His Juve past could also pose a problem, although Bonucci himself has shown that anything can happen.

Zidane's plan doesn't change

Real Madrid secured a historic European and domestic double last season and it all started with their training camp in Montreal, which is why Zinedine Zidane is determined to keep the conditions much the same this summer in Los Angeles.

He is happy with the facilities at UCLA and with the attitude of his players, so feels no need to make sweeping changes.

Speaking with some journalists before Saturday's training session, the Frenchman was content and felt privileged to be in charge of this group of players, which for the time being includes Alvaro Morata.

There wasn't much time to stop and chat, however, and he quickly made his way to the pitches to put his men through their paces once again.

James Rodriguez is happy again

He may only have been a Bayern Munich player for a few days, but James Rodriguez's smile has already returned.

The Colombian turned in an impressive performance during his debut for his new employers, taking part in both goals of a 2-0 victory over Werder Bremen, and he revealed afterwards just how much he'd enjoyed himself.

"I'm very content," the Colombian, who has moved to Germany on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, said.

"I have a really good feeling, despite only having been here for a few days."

Playing in his natural attacking midfield position, just off the striker, will have helped encourage the 26-year-old, while reuniting with Carlo Ancelotti is another positive for him.

It was the Italian coach who squeezed the best out of James at Real Madrid, with the playmaker scoring 15 and creating 18 goals in the 46 matches of the one season they worked together at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Not only is the player optimistic of returning to those heights, but the German media is too.

"One title for James", ran a Bild headline on Saturday night, pointing to the fact that he led Bayern to success in the Telekom Cup final.

It may only have been a pre-season tournament, but it is an encouraging start.

Mbappe shows his skills in friendly win

Hot property Kylian Mbappe showed glimpses of his magical skills as he played his first football of the preseason in a friendly where Monaco came out 4-2 victors over Stoke City.

The Frenchman, who has been closely linked to Real Madrid, took to the pitch in the second half and really came to life when he was joined by strike partner Falcao.

The highlight from Mbappe came when he allowed a throughball to pass through his legs and to the Colombian who fired home.

Following the match officials from the French club took plenty of care to prevent the media from getting close to the player and questioning him about his future

Lucas Vazquez: Real Madrid's preparation is focused on the two Super Cups

With a Supercopa del Espana clash with Barcelona and a UEFA Super Cup to compete for against Manchester United, Real Madrid have some very important fixtures ahead in the next month and Lucas Vazquez has stated that they are already thinking about.

The 26-year-old explained that the work currently being done during the pre-season training in Los Angeles is focussed on those two contests.

"We are very excited for [the Supercopa de Espana and the UEFA Super Cup] to arrive and to win them," the player said to RMTV.

"That is why we are working hard day by day.

"We'll arrive in good condition."

While there has also been plenty of tactical work, the main objective has been to recover fitness.

"They are physical sessions," Vazquez said.

"We've come back from a long period of holidaying and little by little we're feeling good."

The UEFA Super Cup is first up for Los Blancos, taking place in Skopje on August 8, before the two-legged meeting with Barcelona over the course of the following week.

Bakayoko's switch to Chelsea is completed

Chelsea have announced the signing of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who moves to the Premier League champions from Monaco.

The transfer has already been considered a done deal for several days, but on Saturday it was made 100 percent official.

"I am very happy to be here and to join this great team," he told the club's own media.

"I have grown up watching Chelsea.

"Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood."

The 22-year-old was one of the key components of the side which won Ligue 1 last season, in addition to reaching the final four of the Champions League.

For the Frenchman, he'll already know one of the Blues midfielders, as he has previously partnered N'Golo Kante in the centre of the park for his national team.

He will wear the No.14 shirt and signs on a five-year deal.

Barcelona must find 60 million euros to be able to sign

There were three priorities for Barcelona coming in to this summer's transfer window and they have already ticked two off them off the list by signing a right-back and a winger, in the shape of Nelson Semedo and Gerard Deulofeu

Now their focus is on securing the third objective, that of a central midfielder, but they may need to raise some cash to do so.

Marco Verratti remains their number one target, but Paris Saint-Germain are proving difficult to negotiate with and, even if Barcelona can convince the Ligue 1 side, the player would not be allowed to go for any bid below 80 million euros.

Given that president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed a few days ago in an interview with El Periodico that Barcelona had a budget of 60m euros to sign players this summer, only 18m euros of that remains now that Semedo and Deulofeu have been brought in for a total of 42m euros - 30m euros and 12m euros respectively.

As such, the Blaugrana must sell some players to conjure up the remaining 62m euros, which won't be easy.

Arda Turan is one potential source of income, but no clubs in China are interested in signing the former.

Just last January Barcelona received an offer of 50 million euros for the Turkish midfielder, but now nobody seems to be interested.

The other player most likely to bring in a tidy sum is Rafinha, but his knee injury means his situation is unlikely to be resolved until the end of the window.

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