Jose Mourinho confirms Man United want to sign this player

Jose Mourinho confirms that Manchester United want to sign Alvaro Morata but concedes a deal is now unlikely

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
alvaro morata
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Adidas

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United want to sign Alvaro Morata this summer but admits that a deal is now looking unlikely.

The Spanish forward has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer as the Portuguese coach prepares for his second season in charge at the club.

However, Manchester United eventually turned towards Romelu Lukaku after failing to agree a fee with Real Madrid for the 24-year-old Morata.

Mourinho has now confirmed that he is a keen admirer of the Spanish forward, having worked with him during his spell in charge at Real Madrid.

However, the Portuguese coach has appeared to hint that a deal for Morata is now off the table after Manchester United failed to settle on a fee with the Spanish club.

Mourinho is quoted as saying by BBC Sport: “It is a shame.

“He is a player who made it to the first team with me and I have a special liking for. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid.

“But we have not reached an agreement with his club and I don’t think he can end with us.”

The Red Devils confirmed the signing of striker Lukaku from Everton last week as their second recruit of the summer.

Manchester United are preparing for their second season under Mourinho after he led them back into the Champions League following their Europa League triumph last term.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC have made the signing of the summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United could sign 33-year-old midfielder on a free transfer – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘It might happen’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers latest Man United transfer update
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp replies when asked if new Liverpool FC signing could face Chelsea FC
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Piers Morgan (Photo: Piers Morgan / Twitter)
Piers Morgan reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over West Ham United
Jurgen Klopp
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal is ‘devastating’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘It might happen’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers latest Man United transfer update
Billie Jean King (Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic / ITF)
ITF announces that women’s tennis world cup to be renamed the Billie Jean King Cup