Manchester United are itching to spend some money this summer.
They’ve sat and watched Man City snap-up the likes of Bernardo Silva and Ederson in big-money moves, and they’re desperate to get in on the act.
And it looks like they’re prepping their chequebook for Alvaro Morata, who is reportedly just a big fee away from roaming around the frontline of Old Trafford next season.
According to the Telegraph, Morata has agreed terms with United and is just waiting for Jose Mourinho’s side to negotiate a fee with Real Madrid.
Morata started just 14 La Liga games for Real last season, and is said to be keen on a move away from the Bernabeu to a club that can guarantee him first-team football next season, which will hopefully enhance his hopes of starting for Spain at next year’s World Cup.
United are said to have already bid £52.3 million for the forward, which was rejected by Real who are holding out for at least £60m.
Mourinho had considered making a move for long-time target Romelu Lukaku, but it’s likely the Everton striker will opt for a move to Chelsea instead.
Morata is thought to be the next name of Mourinho’s summer wishlist.
The 24-year-old has told friends he’s looking forward to linking up with Mourinho again, while his agent Juanma Lopez told reporters his client is keen to play more football next season.
Lopez said: “He doesn’t want to go through another season like the last. It was a great season, but he wants to play more.
“Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role. He wants to play more. That’s normal for a striker who’s scored 19 goals. It’s not enough.”
Morata also hinted recently that Real teammate James Rodriguez could be joining him at United this summer.