Morata to join Man United on Thursday for £60m

Joanna Estrada
July 7, 2017

But the Daily Mirror are reporting that Mourinho is getting frustrated by United's lack of transfer activity.

Manchester United are finally closing in on the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.

On Wednesday, Alice Campello, the wife of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, revealed on Instagram that the newlyweds were enjoying their last day of their honeymoon before they have to return to reality.

That price tag is the same as Juventus paid for Gonzalo Higuain last summer - effectively Morata's replacement when he returned to the Bernabeu - which has been used as a benchmark in negotiations. The 24-year-old's name features regularly among the blogs and Twitter feed's of football's chattering classes and from nearly the very start Morata has carried a reputation as one of Europe's best youngsters.

He has been totally convinced of his key role in Mourinho's plans at United, while the Portuguese coach has urged the club to push through a deal before pre-season begins.

Bookmakers are convinced that Morata will seal a move to United - SkyBet are quoting 1/6 on Morata to be with United next season and as large as 5/1 for him to remain with Madrid.

Real reportedly do not want to sell Morata, and are asking for upwards of €80m for a player who scored 20 goals in all competitions last season.

Since then, Woodward has been able to complete just one signing and that was Victor Lindelof, a player that Jorge Mendes had been offering to the club since the January transfer window.

Woodward has often been a figure for derision at United and needs to act quickly now or face the wrath of his manager and the fanbase. Fiorentino Perez, though, is eyeing for a major profit from the sale and are not willing to let him go for anything under €90 million.

Or can Manchester United get more for their money elsewhere?

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