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Manchester United aiming to sign 23-year-old Frenchman amid striker concern

Manchester United are reportedly keeping a close watch on the performances of Lyon’s Moussa Dembele as they seek to bolster the centre-forward department at the turn of the year.

The French footballer has been associated with a move to Old Trafford in the past but a deal has never materialised beyond the initial speculation in the media.

However, with United lacking the depth in the striking department this season, there appears the genuine need for a new signing upfront, and Dembele could perfectly fit the demands of Solskjaer.

According to The Mail, United’s scouts are said to have monitored the striker’s performances in the past three games and a January approach could be on the cards to lure him to Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old has been in sparkling form for Sylvinho’s side this season and he has already contributed six goals from his six shots on target in the French Ligue 1.

With such kind of form, United will have the difficulty of pursuing his services during mid-season but if the hierarchy are serious about supporting Solskjaer, they need to acquire his targets.

United are currently working with just two senior strikers in the form of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial following the exits of Alexis Sanchez (loan) and Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan this summer.

Both Rashford and Martial are currently in the treatment room and young graduate Mason Greenwood is widely expected to lead the line in the forthcoming Premier League clash against Arsenal.

Greenwood, 17, has scored in his previous two starts against Astana and Rochdale, but the upcoming game against the Gunners would be his first major test against a high-profile opposition.

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