Jose Mourinho could sign Juventus’ Alvaro Morata if he takes charge of Manchester United in the summer, according to Marca.
Mourinho, who gave Morata his Real Madrid debut at the age of 18 back in 2010, is said to be a keen admirer of the Spaniard.
Morata enjoyed an encouraging campaign for Juventus last term, helping the Old Lady win the Serie A title and reach the Champions League final, but he has seen his game time restricted this time around due to the form of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic.
Madrid agreed a €32m buy-back option for Morata when they sold him to Juventus in 2014 and it is thought that they will exercise the clause and then immediately sell him on – for an €18m profit.
Man United will face competition from Liverpool for his signature, however.
United’s struggles up top this season have been well documented and Morata would go a long way to solving that problem. However, with the emergence of Anthony Martial this term, supporters will hope any new arrivals do not stunt his development.