Manchester United could be announcing their first signing of the summer as early as Tuesday, June 13. It is learnt from reports in Spain that the process to sign Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has been sped up in the last 24 hours.
The release of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the futile pursuit of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, before that, are thought to be the reasons to announce a new striker signing at the earliest.
The reports claim that Morata, who has agreed to a transfer fee of £64million, is touching down in Manchester on Monday, to undergo his medical.
Now, if all goes smooth, Manchester United fans could expect the 24-year-old Morata to be announced as a United player early next week.
Victor Lindelof coming aboard, too
According to reports across the British press, Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, too, is set to be announced as a Manchester United player, on Wednesday.
According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Swede has agreed to terms of a £35million transfer and will sign a five-year deal with the Premier League giants.
"It's a done deal. There are some very minor things to wrap up and of course the medical," a source close to the development told the British publication.
"He hasn't wanted to allow the move to distract him from Sweden duty but he will be flying straight to Manchester after the game in Oslo on Tuesday and then undergoing his medical."
Norway take on Sweden in Oslo on June 13 in a friendly match. It is learnt that Lindelof will travel straight to Manchester after the match to complete his medical.