Another blow for Man United over Alvaro Morata’s deal, Chelsea interested

Jose Mourinho is not having it easy with Manchester United and the transfer window. Barring the signing of Victor Lindelof, the Red Devils have not made any headway in the window.

Latest report according to Goal revealed that Man United have had their second bid for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata thrown out.

Morata has been in the fore front of Jose Mourinho’s chase of this window. The Old Trafford Landlords had offered €70m (£61.5m) for the striker and it was rebuffed. This report by Goal claims, United upped their bid to  €80m (£70.2m) but it has been thrown out by Los Blancos.

GFN understands that Real Madrid are holding out for   €90m (£79m), which if offered, will make Morata the most expensive Spanish player ever. We know that the transfer market is heavily inflated but  €90m (£79m) is a tad too much for an unproven striker.

Morata is left frustrated over playing time at the Santiago Bernabeu and he wants to call it quit with the Champions League holders. Mourinho had assured Morata of regular playing time at Man United as he continues to rebuild his team and aim for better success next term.

Despite playing from the sidelines for the most part of last season, Morata scored 20 goals for Madrid is all competitions last term and he is wary of his chances in the Spanish team. If he does not play regularly, he may not feature for Spain in the World Cup of 2018.

Should the report be true, the difference for the asking price of Madrid is not huge. United should go for him if Mourinho so wants him. Chelsea are understood to be weighing up a deal for him as Antonio Conte hopes for a reunion with his former striker.