Jose Mourinho breaks silence on Manchester United's failed Alvaro Morata transfer

Oceane Deschanel
Julho 15, 2017

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho held his first news conference of the summer yesterday at UCLA, where the team is now training for their summer exhibition tour.

The Spain global was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer and it was believed they had agreed personal terms with the 24-year-old.

Various reports claimed Madrid wanted as much as £70million or more for the 24-year-old, who wasn't even a regular in Zinedine Zidane's starting XI last season.

The same article states that a deal to sign Morata is being held up because the Premier League champions are refusing to be ripped off in the summer transfer market.

"It's not my position to talk about a player who isn't in my team - and nor about a Real Madrid player".

United are bracing themselves for another bid for the Spanish worldwide, according to reports from the Express, and José Mourinho will sanction a move for Schmeichel should de Gea leave, giving the Danish global a chance to replicate the success of Manchester United legend and father of the Leicester City stopper, Peter. "It's the same with Morata, we have to respect the player, the club, the owner, the manager".

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"Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it's public".

Chelsea will refuse to pay £80m to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports in the Spanish media.

"I don't like to speak about players who aren't ours, because Morata is not our player", the United boss said.

"I do not criticize Madrid and I am not going to criticize my board because my board has made the offer and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement".

United ended up with Lukaku instead, with the Belgian joining from Everton in a £75m deal, and Mourinho insists he's very happy with the player he's got.

'We have options. Good options, good players, but a target man, a clear number nine - we thought that was Romelu'.

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