But Ronaldo's "dream move" back to Old Trafford is far from easy as PSG are also trying to sign the Portuguese star, as well as clubs from China.
United had been favourites to sign the Spain global, with a £65m deal appearing close to completion last week.
However, Morata has now emerged as a key target for Chelsea, to replace fellow Spain worldwide Diego Costa.
But the potential arrival of Ronaldo would undermine that message, and could give Morata cause to reconsider his options this summer.
And the delay has allowed Chelsea to make a final move for Morata, whose high regard for Antonio Conte may just be enough to lure him to the Blues. I said yeah, I'd like to, that if I had to leave I would nearly certainly go to London, but that I didn't know what Madrid would do.
"I remember talking to my dad then and him saying: 'This guy's going to win the league there'".
Antonio Conte, manager of the Premier League champions, signed Morata for Juventus in 2014 but left before he arrived. The Lyon president did confirm that Arsenal made a nice offer for Lacazette but even so, Lyon seemingly want more for him. And yet I've never had the fortune to actually work with him.