Jose Mourinho Reveals How and Why Potential Alvaro Morata Deal Fell Apart


'It is a right of Madrid to ask for their players the amount they want.

The west London side were thought to be closing in on a deal to sign Romelu Lukaku before the Everton striker completed a surprise £75m switch to Manchester United. Nor one from Real Madrid, ' Mourinho told reporters in LA. AS says the English champions will submit a €80m (£70.2m) bid for the Champions League and La Liga winning striker as Conte looks to bolster Chelsea's attack for the new season.

Leicester City could find it hard to stand in the way of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel moving to Manchester United this summer, if David de Gea - still a target for Real Madrid - does finally move away from Old Trafford. It is obvious, it is public and we have not reached an economic agreement.

"I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid".

"They've identified for a long time that his development at Juventus, his training at Madrid and the fact that he's a consistent trophy victor at a very young age, meant that they thought he was the right player".

"I don't want to be disrespectful, we don't have our door closed, we are not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof".

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"The directors made an offer which they felt was fair but even so, we didn't reach an agreement".

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

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

"We have players that belong to the squad but can not play for the next few months; Marcus Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Zlatan if he stays so we still need two more players I would say, at least one".

"At least one, but I don't want to say Matic or any other name, because I don't think it's correct to do it".