Manchester United transfer round-up: Alvaro Morata deal edges closer but Jose Mourinho frustrated by lack of signings

All the latest transfer reports and gossip surrounding United on Monday 3 July

Monday 03 July 2017 12:03 BST
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Manchester United have been linked with every man and his dog this summer – and we’re only three days into the transfer window.

The likes of Alvaro Morata, Ivan Perisic, Romelu Lukaku and Fabinho have all emerged as targets for Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese looks to reinforce his squad ahead of the new season.

United have already made one signing this summer, bringing in Victor Lindelof from Benfica, but Mourinho won’t settle until he’s made the necessary additions to his side.

Here, we take a look at the latest reports and rumours surrounding United on Monday 3 July:

United sign Belgian wonderkid

Manchester United have reportedly signed Largie Ramazani on a scholarship from League One side Charlton. A picture of the 16-year-old posing with a United shirt at the club's Carrington training complex is circulating on social media, though neither sides have confirmed the deal.

The Belgian is believed to be one of five signings, with Northern Ireland international Ethan Galbraith and Aliou Traore from Paris Saint-Germain two other additions. Ramazani was born in Burundi but started his youth career at Anderlecht before joining Charlton's academy to continue his development.

Mourinho frustrated with transfer inactivity

Mourinho is growing increasingly frustrated with United’s lack of success in the transfer window, the Guardian reports. So far United have made only one signing and have struggled to push through deals for Morata and Perisic.

Mourinho has set his sights on a number of targets for the summer (Getty)

After United won the Europa League final against Ajax in late May, Mourinho publicly stated it was down to Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, to ensure his targets were secured as soon as possible – but this hasn’t happened yet. Relations between Mourinho and Woodward will likely become strained should Lindelof remain the club’s only signing, the Guardian adds.

On that note…

The Daily Express is reporting that a deal for Real Madrid's Morata is edging closer and state that the forward has already informed his friends of an impending move. So far the two clubs have struggled to agree a fee with United's £60m valuation, which is £10m lower than Madrid's asking price, but certain outlets are now claiming that a fee worth around £61.5m has been settled upon.

United are desperate to bring in a new forward (Getty)

United in for Bartra?

Manchester United are readying a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain. AS claim Mourinho believes the Spaniard is an ideal fit for his starting XI and is keen for United to make an offer for the ex-Barcelona centre-back in the coming months.

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