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No Blues over Morata | The Herald

No Blues over Morata | The Herald
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July 20

– Jose Mourinho says Chelsea’s move for Alvaro Morata was “obvious” but insists Manchester United have a “top striker” in Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea announced they agreed a fee with Real Madrid for Morata on Wednesday night, which Sky sources understand to be worth an initial £58million, potentially rising to £70million.

Mourinho was in charge of Real Madrid when Morata broke into their first team, and a reunion at Old Trafford had looked likely until Lukaku headed to United despite reports of a return to Stamford Bridge.

“I am not interested in what Chelsea Football Club does, really,” the United boss said in Houston, after learning of Chelsea’s deal for Morata.

Manchester United are close to agreeing a fee with Inter Milan for Ivan Perisic, according to Sky sources, although the sum has been a sticking point in protracted negotiations between the clubs.

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