Thursday 17 August 2017

Real Madrid finally give the green light for Alvaro Morata's move to Manchester United - reports

Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata could finally be about to fly to Manchester for a medical with United. Photo: PA Wire
Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata could finally be about to fly to Manchester for a medical with United. Photo: PA Wire
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Real Madrid have finally agreed to the sell striker Alvaro Morata to Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

The Old Trafford giants have been chasing Morata’s signature throughout this summer, with United manager Jose Mourinho believed to be keen to finalise the deal before his first team squad head off on their pre-season tour of America next week.

Yet Real Madrid are reluctant sellers and are believed to have set a price tag of €70m that as they have dragged their heals over a move that the player appears to be keen to finalise.

Morata’s agent and father held meetings with Real Madrid officials in the Spanish capital on Monday to try and break the deadlock in negotiations and now Dario Gol are reporting that the green light has been granted for the move to be completed.

Morata will return from his honeymoon later this week and will be free to fly to Manchester to complete the deal if agreement can be found between the two clubs.

Meanwhile, a fresh report from Yahoo Sports reporter Duncan Castles - who has good connections Jose Mourinho’s advisers - suggests the United manager is concerned by the lack of progress in finalising transfer deals this summer.

Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Tottenham’s Eric Dier were all believed to be at the top of Mourinho’s wanted list, but United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been struggling to get deals finalised.

Now he will be hoping to add Morata’s name to defender Victor Lindelof on his list of completed deals before Mourinho returns to the club’s Carrington training base in the coming days.

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