According to reports from Marca, Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Real Madrid forward, Alvaro Morata and the Red Devil could complete deal for the Spaniard within hours.
One of the most long drawn transfer speculations of the summer is about to end according to the Spanish publication who claim that an agreement is imminent between both clubs.
Jose Mourinho has identified the striker, as one player what is fully capable of replacing departed talismanic figure, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who suffered a season-ending injury in April in a match against Anderlecht in the Europa League.
The Portuguese manager is keen to wrap the deal before the club jet off to USA for their pre-season tour of the USA. United leave Manchetser on Sunday for a gruelling pre-season tour where they will face a host of the world’s best teams in the International Champions Cup and you can watch out for best gambling odds.
Morata is wanted by Mourinho to offer bite and urgency to a front line that looked lethargic on many occasions last season and dropped points against teams that sat back deep last term.
Real Madrid are holding out for close to £70m but the Old Trafford outfit are only willing to pay up to £60m, but Marca believe that a deal of around £66m will be agree upon, and that Morata will sign the fitted lines before Sunday, when the team jet out stateside.
The former Juventus man is ready to leave his boyhood club for a second time as he is frustrated with first team opportunities under manager, Zinedine Zidane who prefers countryman, Karim Benzema.
Manchester United struggled last season, lacking the capacity to turn draws to wins, as they finished 6th on the log, only compensating fotnhat disastrous season by winning the Europa League and qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Morata scored 20 goals in 43 matches last term despite not featuring as a starter in mist of the games as they won the UEFA Champions League and won La Liga for the first time in 5 years.