MANCHESTER United’s quest to land a new, stellar striker has seen today’s papers link them with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Real Madrid seem to have priced Jose Mourinho’s No.1 target Alvaro Morata out of the market whilst United’s interest in Torino’s Andrea Belotti seems to have cooled.
Real have rejected United’s £54million bid fort Morata who has expressed an interest in a move to Old Trafford.
The Daily Mirror believes United will switch their attention to Aubameyang who has submitted a transfer request at Dortmund. Our sources at Zapsportz confirm the striker will be moving to the Premier League.
United are still in the running to sign Antoine Griezmann, but the Atletico Madrid star will come at a price – believed to be in the region of £100m Euros.
The future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains unsure after his injury lay-off and his agent reports that there is ‘plenty of interest’. Romelu Lukaku is also on United’s radar, although he favours a return to Chelsea.
So Mourinho needs to move in the summer transfer market – and move fast.
Gabon striker Aubameyang, according to the Mirror, has already held talks with Mourinho.
That, we understand, is not the case although the interest is there – despite the fact the player seems to have lined up a move to Paris St Germain.
It was claimed earlier in the week that PSG have agreed a £61million deal, but this has not been confirmed.
United, we understand, are prepared to offer the player a five-year deal worth £200,000 a week as Jose prepares to delve into his £150million treasure chest. Taking Wayne Rooney off the pay roll will help.
Rooney’s United future remains open to debate, and Everton appear favourites to take back the prodigal son.