According to Mirror, United’s move for the former Juventus striker has stalled and once again, Jose Mourinho is now looking to secure the signature of Belgian worldwide Romerlu Lukaku from the Toffees.
Marca add that an agreement could be reached “in the next few hours” as everything indicates that the 24-year-old wants the move to join Man Utd and to reunite with Mourinho following their stint together in the Spanish capital.
Jose Mourinho has identified Morata as the man to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, and while the English Premier League club have flirted with bids for Andrea Belotti and Romelu Lukaku, of Torino and Everton respectively, the Spain global is the striker the manager wants.
According to reports at the time the former Real Madrid manager was hoping to have most, if not all of his recruits, by the time the team were setting off to America for their pre-season tour.
Morata who was just rebought to the club from Juventus for 32-million euros last summer, had a great season if we are to consider the fact that he was a second striker.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could block Daniel Sturridge from leaving – because it will cost too much to replace the 27-year-old striker.
At the end of last season, after United won the Europa League, its third trophy of the season, Mourinho said he was “tired of football” and would be leaving transfer dealings to Ed Woodward, the club’s vice-chairman.
Michael Carrick has signed a one-year extension at Old Trafford, but the veteran Englishman is well into the twilight years of his career and at 35, he is unlikely to play a regular role for the Red Devils.
Manchester United hope to announce Alvaro Morata as their new £60million signing by this Thursday. So now it’s up to him and the owners.
The news that Lukaku is close to moving to United, was met with a mixed response from the club’s fans this morning. Or can Manchester United get more for their money elsewhere?
The goalkeeper made his first two senior appearances last season against Wigan in the FA Cup and Crystal Palace in the Premier League.