Manchester United line up Serie A hitman after Erling Haaland blow

Reports claim Manchester United have identified £51m Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as possible alternative to Erling Haaland.

La Viola frontman Vlahovic managed a staggering 21 goals in Serie A this season, even bagging a couple of assists in the process.

The striker has, according to The Express, found himself on the radar of several big European clubs, including Manchester United.

Erling Haaland is one name linked to United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks to strengthen his frontline. However, the €200million price tag slapped on him could drive a number of his suitors away.

And, as reported by the Daily Mail, Chelsea have opened talks for Haaland. The Champions League winners seem keen to sign the Norwegian and appear to be in a better position than most other clubs to make the move happen although it will still be very difficult to pull off.

And Vlahovic could be a wise alternative to the Borussia Dortmund forward. Fiorentina’s price tag of £51million for Vlahovic is much more reasonable and affordable for interested teams.

But the Red Devils have a plethora of competition for the Serbian striker as well. Reports in Italy as cited by The Express state Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in signing him, with the Old Lady even considering a possibility of a two-year loan deal.

The report goes on to add two more names to the list – Spanish giants Real Madrid and Premier League champions, Manchester City. The Cityzens will be without their star striker, Sergio Aguero, for next season.

Vlahovic’s contract runs until the summer of 2023. While Juventus have been cited as wanting a two-year loan deal, United are said to be interested in buying the player outright.

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