Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Tammy Abraham from AS Roma.
Erik ten Hag is believed to be keen on signing a new striker for his United side in the near future, as questions remain over Anthony Martial’s fitness. The Frenchman enjoyed a superb pre-season as many thought he could spearhead the attack for the Reds this campaign, yet repeated issues with injury have sidelined the 26-year-old.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also been used infrequently by Ten Hag, with the majority of the 37-year-old’s starts coming in the Europa League. Given Marcus Rashford’s preference to cut in from the left-hand side, and Antony the opposite, this leaves United with a potential concern over the lack of a reliable central striker.
However, Simon Phillips has now told GiveMeSport that United are keen on signing Abraham. After a the Reds spent £225million over the summer, it appears that any further spending will have to take place next summer, as a January move for the striker appears to be ruled out.
The former Chelsea forward has had a slow start to the season for Jose Mourinho’s side, scoring just twice in 12 games across all competitions. Yet the 25-year-old has proven his goalscoring record in the past, and could soon be on the way to Old Trafford.
Elsewhere, HITC carry a report from Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws that United tried to sign Simon Mignolet during the summer transfer window.
Ten Hag opted to pursue a deal for Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a season-long loan instead, but now it appears that United may line-up a more permanent move for the former Liverpool shot-stopper.
The Belgian recently made the headlines after he kept a clean sheet for Club Brugge during their 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, as the 34-year-old made a crucial save at at the death to help his side claim a vital point.
United appear to have taken note of Mignolet’s performance as it now appears a potential move is looming on the horizon.