Manchester United linked with surprise striker

Snehanjan Banerjee / 30 August 2015

Manchester United are having a frustrating transfer window so far. Despite landing big players like Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay, the Red Devils saw several of their targets like Pedro and Otamendi missed and hijacked by rivals.

The list of players getting linked with Manchester United is getting bigger every day and Wales Online today made the list even longer with Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

The in-form French hitman has been a subject of interest for several Premier League clubs after scoring three goals in three games for the Swans this season and The Sun claims, Garry Monk may be bracing a deadline day bid for the 30-year-old forward.

Garry Monk insists Gomis is staying put but the Sun say Manchester United chief scout Jim Lawlor has been tracking the form of the in-form Frenchman, who has scored three times for the Swans this season, while Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested.



The striker’s £7m release clause would make him a bargain buy for any club.

On Talk Sport, Mirror Football’s Dean Jones was joined on Weekend Sports Breakfast with Georgie Bingham and Micky Quinn and a potential bid for the 30-year-old was discussed.

The panel agreed that Gomis would be a great cut-price striker option for Louis Van Gaal if he misses out in his audacious attempt to land Barcelona star Neymar.

The transfer window will close at 6 pm on Tuesday, to give Champions League contenders like United time to register their squads before the competition’s 11 pm deadline the same night.

The former Saint-Etienne and Lyon striker joined Swansea last year on a free transfer after his contract expired with Lyon. The hitman has found his form this season scoring in each of the three games and his low price attracted interest from several clubs with Monk desperate to hold on to his star striker.

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