The 24-year-old forward scored 20 goals for Los Blancos last term but struggled for regular game-time under Zinedine Zidane and is reportedly very interested in a switch to Old Trafford ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
Reports suggest Madrid are demanding at least £70million for Morata this summer, after United’s priority attacking target, Antoine Griezmann, committed his future to Atletico Madrid.
It’s understood Morata’s recent wedding put United’s talks on hold but the Spaniard’s new wife, Alice Campello, has sent supporters into a frenzy amid the growing speculation.
Alice Campello, la mujer de Álvaro Morata, ha comenzado a seguir al Manchester United en Instagram 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qhChUQzNOv
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) June 26, 2017
Campello began following the Red Devils on Instagram, with Jose Mourinho reportedly keen to get a deal finalised for Morata next week.
Alvaro Morata’s La Liga seasonTotal appearances26Goals15Starts14Assists4
It’s believed Mourinho wants the transfer wrapped up before United’s pre-season tour of the United States.
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The side’s first signing of the summer, Victor Lindelof, is expected to feature on the tour.