Mourinho unhappy over stalled United transfers


Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho sits in the dugout before the UEFA Europa League ...
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho sits in the dugout before the UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester United and Anderlecht at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 20, 2017 (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)

Jose Mourinho is unhappy at the lack of movement on Manchester United signings this summer, Sky sources have said.

The United manager wants to conclude a deal for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this week with the first-team squad set to begin training at Carrington on Saturday.

Representatives for Morata met with Real Madrid on Monday morning to discuss the striker’s future.

-Key positions-

Mourinho identified four key positions where United needed to strengthen to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the start of the summer, but the club has so far only brought in defender Victor Lindelof ahead of embarking on a pre-season tour of the US on Sunday.

While Mourinho would like signings in place before the three-week trip, United have to wait on other clubs to bring in replacements before allowing players to leave.

He is desperate for Morata,  and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic,  to join the club before Sunday but Real are remaining resolute in their determination to keep Morata until Manchester United pay his £79m price tag.

Romelu Lukaku’s representatives have suggested the 24-year-old Everton striker would prefer a move to Manchester United rather than Chelsea if he leaves Goodison Park this summer.

Chelsea

Juventus are doing their utmost to keep Alex Sandro from joining Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.

Chelsea have already declared their willingness to match the £61million price tag, but the Serie A champions would still prefer to keep the left-back in Turin.

They have offered him a new contract worth £84,000 a week in an attempt to convince him to stay but Chelsea would be willing to pay over £100,000 a week.

Arsenal

Olivier Giroud is determined to prove himself as a ‘loyal warrior’ by fighting for his place at Arsenal despite interest from Everton and West Ham.

Arsenal are planning a £70m double move for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielders William Carvalho and Gelson Martins.

Alexandre Lacazette will sign a five-year contract with Arsenal today. The deal is worth £43.9m plus around £10m add ons.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is set to rejoin the club as a first-team coach.

Man city

Benjamin Mendy’s move to Manchester City from Monaco looks close to conclusion after the Ligue 1 club signed the 22-year-old left-back’s apparent replacement.

Liverpool

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita is understood to have his heart set on a move to Liverpool, although his club Red Bull Leipzig wants £70m for the 22-year-old.

Other EPL clubs

Leicester City have struck a deal for Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra with the midfielder set to move to the King Power Stadium for a £15million fee. West Brom and Sunderland have also eyed up Iborra.

Everton are confident of bringing England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, back to the club from Manchester United this summer.

Crystal Palace have been priced out of a move for Mamadou Sakho, 27, with Liverpool wanting £30m for the central defender.

Kyle Naughton has signed a new two-year deal with Swansea until 2020.

Newcastle are eyeing a move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs.

Germany

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has played down reports linking the German champions with Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and admits it is ‘probably not sensible’ for the Bundesliga giants to compete with a big-money offer from Manchester City.

Manchester City are thought to be at the front of the queue for the Chile international, with Pep Guardiola willing to offer the 28-year-old forward astronomical wages potentially worth £350,000 a week at the Etihad

Spain

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, will sign a new Barcelona contract when he returns from his honeymoon later this month

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has entered talks over a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020.

Gareth Bale is loving life in Spain and has no intention of leaving Real Madrid and returning to the Premier League.

France

Paris Saint-Germain increasingly optimistic they will seal mega-money deal for Monaco starlet Mbappe.

Thiago Motta has signed a new one-year contract extension at PSG.

Marseille have completed the signing of Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg on a 4-year deal for £7m.

Italy

Juventus have pleaded with left-back Alex Sandro, 26, to give them one more season and resist a £61m move to Chelsea

SOURCES: skysports, BBC Sport, Dailymail .co.uk, @tranferlive

 

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