Manchester United Failed In Alvaro Morata Bid Says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United "have had interest" in signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, but says the deal did not take shape as the two clubs failed to reach an agreement over the player's fee.

United pulled out of talks with Real over Morata, after the Spanish giants refused to budge from their £79million valuation of the player.

Mourinho has added a striker to his squad this off-season, with Romelu Lukaku arriving from Everton for a reported £75m.

"It is a player who made it to the first team with me". I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid. Madrid has decided and we have not come to an agreement.

Schmeichel has established himself as one of the top keepers in the Premier League over the last three seasons, and was a key part of the Leicester side that won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season. I cannot criticise Real Madrid and I can not criticise my club.

United insisted Lukaku was their "principle target" this summer despite having been locked in negotiations with Madrid since it became apparent that Antoine Griezmann would not join at the start of June. Nor one from Real Madrid, ' Mourinho told reporters in LA.

"I don't want to be disrespectful and be speaking about the player".

"I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise 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".

"I didn't negotiate, it was Mr [chief executive Ed] Woodward who negotiated with Romelu, his agent [Mino Raiola] and the Everton board, the only thing I did was to call him when the situation was nearly there just to guarantee him that he would be an important player in my team. I don't think he can end with us".

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