Man United in ‘advanced negotiations’ for Dutch World Cup star

Surprise word stemming from the European media late on Saturday points towards Manchester United closing on the signing of a new centre-forward.

Securing reinforcements in the attacking third, of course, has emerged as something of a priority for the powers that be at Old Trafford ahead of the 2nd half of the campaign.

This comes after Cristiano Ronaldo was moved on, owing to a now infamous interview with Piers Morgan.

A host of names, in turn, have already been tipped as potential arrivals on the red half of Manchester since the winter transfer window officially swung open last week.

And now, it would appear as though one such striker is closing on a move to the Theatre of Dreams.

As per a report from transfer journalist Santi Aouna, United are in ‘advanced’ talks to bring Wout Weghorst to the club, on loan.

The Dutchman - who of course grabbed headlines during the World Cup owing to a last-gasp brace against eventual winners Argentina - is currently on loan in Turkey with Besiktas.

Now, though, a return to England could well be on the cards, with parent club Burnley understood to have given their blessing to Besiktas negotiating Weghorst’s move to Old Trafford.

A transfer, in turn, is viewed as being ‘very close’ to completion.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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