The move, which is not linked to any talks of a Wayne Rooney deal in the opposite direction, is expected to be formally announced within the next 36 hours. The striker apparently only wants to play for Atletico Madrid if he is sold and his transfer market value as a outcome has diminished drastically from the sums being bandied about in January when a move to the Chinese Super League was under consideration.More news: Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) report Q1 net income of $402.8 million
But manager Antonio Conte is furious about the failure of the club to wrap up the deal along with other signings so far this summer, The Mirror say.
Finishing the campaign behind only Harry Kane on the English top-flight scoring charts, the towering hitman registered 25 goals for the Toffees. However, the Premier League champions entering the fray could change things. Since becoming a full-time starter in England's top flight, the Belgium worldwide has failed to score 15 or more league goals only once, when he scored 10 during the 2014-15 season. Wenger might prefer to hold him to the final year of his deal and lose him for nothing next year, but that scenario rarely happens.More news: S & U PLC (LON:SUS) Now Covered by Peel Hunt
Collins said: "I'm delighted to have this opportunity coming from Chelsea under 23s now to play men's football". He's hoping that Chelsea will come calling for him.
It remains to be seen whether or not Morata does indeed now sign an extension, but ultimately it looks as though United have already moved on.More news: Sky not the force of old, says Tour rival Porte