Jose Mourinho is set to make a move for £50m-rated Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, reports the Mirror.
The Manchester United boss is once again assessing his options, after Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban was upheld, which led to Antoine Griezmann prolonging his stay in the Spanish capital.
Atletico themselves were considering Lacazette as a replacement for the French forward, but now, United are the ones looking at the talented forward.
Lacazette was also being targeted by Arsenal, but he recently said that he would only play for a Champions League club. The France international has been prolific in front of goal, as he racked up 37 goals this season, bettering the tallies of 31 and 23 from previous campaigns.
Liverpool were also said to be in the running for his signature, but United’s financial clout means they are likely to outbid their arch-rivals. The Europa League champions also have Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata in their sights, as potential options.
Morata seems keen on a reunion with Antonio Conte, though, having worked with the Italian at Juventus. Lukaku has also had positive talks on a return to Stamford Bridge, and it is possible for both strikers to secure a move to Chelsea – provided Diego Costa leaves.
Meanwhile, United fans are likely to be overjoyed with news about another striker, in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Despite being out with a knee-injury still, the Old Trafford hierarchy is likely to offer the Swede a new deal. With the veteran forward expected to return before Christmas, the Red Devils look ready to wait for the poacher.