Chelsea have agreed a fee with Real Madrid for striker Alvaro Morata, but Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not bothered by the deal.

The Red Devils had been chasing Morata all summer, but had changed their target to Romelu Lukaku after Real Madrid refused to sell.

Mourinho had previously worked with Morata when he was Real Madrid coach, but still isn’t bothered that he now plays for his rivals.

“I am not interested in what Chelsea Football Club does, really,” the United boss said in Houston. “We needed a striker, yes. We needed with Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) in his best conditions, we needed one to give cover, to give options.

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“Him and Marcus (Rashford) was not enough and especially after Zlatan’s injury.

“We got a big player – a player that I can compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me a few months four or five years ago.

“His development was very, very good, so we think we have a player that is now a top player in Europe.

“He has to prove it at the highest level, there is always that point. Now he has to do it for Manchester United, in Champions League matches but I think he has amazing qualities.

“I think it was obvious Chelsea would sign a striker, especially after the situation with the manager and Diego (Costa).

“It was clear that they were going to get a striker, they did it with Alvaro and Alvaro is a very good player for them.”