MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly have a three-man shortlist to strengthen their attack in January.
The Red Devils have struggled to score goals this season, with Marcus Rashford the only recognized striker in the squad to score in the Premier League.
Rasmus Hojlund has scored three European goals since his blockbuster arrival in the summer, but the club is understood to be interested in signing a striker to support the young Dane.
There is a feeling that Hojlund’s young shoulders are too heavily burdened to score goals and United feel he could learn from playing alongside an experienced frontman.
According to the Daily MailUnited already have several targets in mind that they could sign when the transfer window reopens.
One of them is a long-term target: Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, who was Serie A’s top scorer last season.
Napoli put a hefty price tag on the Nigerian in the summer but a recent setback means they may now be more willing to listen to offers.
If not, the Red Devils could be without Brentford star Ivan Toney, who will be released from his playing ban.
However, recent reports suggest the Bees could demand £100million to let the England international leave.
And with United also interested in signing a world-class centre-back like Edmond Tapsoba or Jean-Clair Todibo, they could opt for a striker on a budget.
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Porto killer Mehdi Taremi is also said to be on the club’s radar.
The 31-year-old Iranian’s contract expires at the end of the season and was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer.