Mourinho ‘not interested’ in Morata to Chelsea

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is not concerned by Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata because he only has eyes for Romelu Lukaku.

At first it seemed that the Blues would bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge from Everton while United pursued the Real Madrid hitman, but the opposite turned out to be true.

Mourinho once let Lukaku leave Chelsea because he wasn't ready for the first team, but now, after signing him at great expense for United, he insists that the Belgian "is now a top player".

"I'm not interested in what Chelsea FC does, really," Mourinho said, speaking from Houston during the club's pre-season tour of the United States.

"Chelsea, it was obvious they were going to sign a striker after the situation with the manager and Diego [Costa]."

"We needed a striker, so yes, we needed with Zlatan in his best conditions, we needed one to give cover, give options, him and Marcus [Rashford] was not enough, especially after the injury.

"We got a big player, a player that I can not compare with what he was a few years ago, because he worked with me for a few months and his development was very good.

"We have a player who is now a top player. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches but he has amazing qualities."