MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly set a deadline of TOMORROW in his bid to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
The Spaniard is edging closer to completing a move to Manchester United to become Mourinho’s second summer signing.
And despite widespread reports of personal terms being agreed between the player and United, Madrid are yet to agree a fee with the Red Devils.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to sanction Morata’s move to United after meeting with his father and agent.
But he is so far reluctant to lower his valuation of at least £65million with United as of yet failing to meet his demands.
Mourinho is said to be getting frustrated at United’s lack of movement in the transfer window with Victor Lindelof’s arrival from Benfica his only signing.
The Portuguese boss had hoped to have Morata’s signature wrapped up by now, as well as Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.
And Spanish newspaper Sport claim Mourinho wants Morata’s transfer announced by Thursday 6 July.
Mourinho has also contacted Morata directly and Spanish website Don Balon claim told him to put the pressure on Madrid to get the deal over the line.
United’s players are due to return to training at Carrington this weekend and Mourinho wants to integrate his new signings into the team before they jet off to the USA for their pre-season tour on Sunday.
Their first pre-season friendly sees them take on LA Galaxy on July 16 and Mourinho is hopeful Morata can join them in the States.