Manchester United to make improved £66m offer for Real Madrid’s Álvaro Morata

• José Mourinho keen to add Spain striker to squad for US tour
• Real Madrid holding out for €90m despite Morata’s wish to leave

Manchester United are set to make an improved offer of €75m (£65.8m) to Real Madrid for Álvaro Morata as José Mourinho steps up his attempt to replace the departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic for next season.

Negotiations with Real have been in progress for several weeks, with United having seen two offers of €60m (£52.3m) and €70m (£60m) turned down at the start of June as the Champions League winners value him significantly higher at €90m. Having identified the Spain striker as his transfer priority for this window with Wayne Rooney close to agreeing a move to Everton, Mourinho is understood to have grown frustrated over the lack of new arrivals having so far only completed the £30m signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

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