Insider delivers latest news on Man United’s bid to sign 24-year-old striker – report

Gabriele Marcotti delivers the latest update on reports linking Manchester United with a bid to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

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Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid as quickly as possible, according to Gabriele Marcotti.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a bid to bring the 24-year-old Spain striker to Old Trafford from Real Madrid in recent days.

Jose Mourinho is believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements and the Red Devils are said to have made Morata one of their top targets after cooling their interest in Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku.

Respected journalist Marcotti claims that the “buzz” in Spain suggests that Manchester United are trying to push through a deal for Morata as quickly as possible, but that those reports are less concrete in England.

Marcotti told ESPN FC: “There is a tremendous amount of buzz about Manchester United wanting to get their business done early with Morata.

“In Spain, they’re saying this is just about a done deal. They say he will be there on Monday.

“[There are] not quite the same confirmations here on this end in England.”

Manchester United are looking to bolster their attacking options after they secured a return to the Champions League next season by winning the Europa League.

The Red Devils won the EFL Cup and finished sixth in the Premier League table.

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