Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Morata Deal Remains on Track

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Morata Deal Remains on Track

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ALVARO Morata's complicated move to United is progressing 'slowly', but remains on track, according to sources close to the player.

M.E.N Sport revealed on June 14 that the deal was on the verge of completion after Jose Mourinho quickly identified the Spain international as his No.1 transfer target.

United made an approach for Morata last month, but it was still 'early days' ahead of Real Madrid's quest to become the first side to retain the Champions League.

With Morata keen to discover whether United returned to Europe's most prestigious club competition, no 'significant move' was made until the first week of June.

Negotiations rapidly progressed in the first half of the month until, coincidentally, Morata's wedding on June 17.

A source close to the player insists the deal is still 'moving' but there had 'not been much new' in the past two weeks as the clubs try and agree a transfer fee. …

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