Morata’s £60m Manchester United switch ‘to be announced this week’

first_img Real Madrid forward Morata is United’s No 1 target this summer Manchester United hope to announce Alvaro Morata as their new £60million signing by this Thursday. Morata has emerged at Jose Mourinho’s No 1 target after the move for Antoine Griezmann fell through and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was released. The stumbling block could come from Real Madrid’s demands for a figure closer to £80m, well above United’s valuation, according to the Sun. Morata cut short his honeymoon to fly back to Madrid and help the move progress.And on Monday his father Alfonso and agent Juanma Lopez were pictured arriving at the Bernabeu for discussions about the switch to Old Trafford. If the deal is completed by Thursday, Morata will fly out to America to join up with his new team-mates at the club’s summer training base in Los Angeles. 1last_img read more