Morata: Hopefully James and I will be team-mates next year

The player will make a clear and definitive decision in the next few days.

Alvaro Morata says he hopes to be team-mates with James Rodriguez next season as speculation continues to link the duo with a move away from Real Madrid.

The Spain worldwide scored 20 goals in all competitions for Real last season, as the club clinched La Liga and the Champions League.

After releasing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this past week, United certainly have work to do to bolster their attacking options and it seems as though they're going for it.

All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Friday, June 9.

Manchester United are preparing a £60m bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after having an initial £52m offer rejected, reports the Guardian.

Jose Mourinho claims to be "terrible at picking teams", with Manchester United, Inter and Real Madrid taken on in "big trouble".

The 24-year-old has told friends he's looking forward to linking up with Mourinho again, while his agent Juanma Lopez told reporters his client is keen to play more football next season.

At 6 " 1 Morata is more than capable of providing a physical presence up front and is exactly the kind of player Mourinho has built his sides around in the past.

"Alvaro is a player who wants to play a more important role".

Spain play in Macedonia this evening in a World Cup qualifier - this will be Morata's final game of the 2016/2017 season. I have not yet met with the representatives from Real Madrid. The Swede had a stellar first season at Old Trafford, but a serious knee injury sustained towards the end of the campaign has led to the club deciding against offering him an extension.

  • Julie Sanders