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Alvaro Morata wants to join Manchester United and work under Jose Mourinho again, according to Kaveh Solhekol

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Alvaro Morata wants to join Manchester United and work under Jose Mourinho again, according to Kaveh Solhekol.

The Sky Sports News HQ reporter took to Twitter on Wednesday night to quote reports from Sky in Italy suggesting that Morata is indeed keen on a reunion with Mourinho at Old Trafford this summer.

Mourinho coached Morata at Real Madrid and handed the striker his first-team debut at The Bernabeu back in 2010.

The 24-year-old striker has been heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester United in recent days as Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options at Old Trafford ahead of his second season in charge.

And reporter Solhekol has claimed that Morata is keen on a move to Old Trafford, and that Manchester United remain locked in negotiations with Real Madrid about a transfer fee for the player.

Solhekol tweeted on Wednesday: “Sky Italy: Alvaro Morata wants to move to Man United & work with Mourinho again. Negotiations ongoing with Real Madrid about transfer fee.”

The Red Devils officially unveiled their first signing of the summer transfer window on Wednesday after defender Victor Lindelof joined from Benfica.

Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings as Mourinho gears up for his second season at the club.

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