Manchester United They have turned their attention to Premier League champion Marko Arnautovic, according to reports.
The striker is best known for his six years in English football, spending four years at Stoke City between 2013 and 2017 and two years at West Ham United between 2017 and 2019.
He currently plays for Bologna in Serie A and has scored 15 goals in 34 matches since his arrival last August.
Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport Reports suggest the 33-year-old is ‘fascinated’ by the return of the Premier League and United is also interested.
Bologna are keen to maintain their star and yet have imposed a heavy price on the Austrian international.
Juventus have also been linked as they look to renew their front line. This is not the first time United have wanted Arnautovic.
In 2018, Jose Mourinho was ready to move when Arnautovic was at West Ham and looking to move away.
Currently, United have two great strikers on their books which are Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial.
The France international scored three goals in pre-season but is currently out with a hamstring injury.
United signed Terrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez this summer and they are still keen to add more to their squad.
Head coach Erik Ten Hag made sure to stress before Sunday’s clash with Brighton the importance of signing the “right player” rather than any player.
He explained, “I am convinced that we have a good team and a good team. We can still strengthen, but the team showed that it can play at a good level.”
“I’m happy with the current squad – we’ve made good progress. I’m happy with the signings so far. You don’t need any players, you need the right player. That’s what we’re working towards.”
United allowed six players to leave as free agents when their contract expired in July.
Among them, the club’s signature Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Edinson Cavani have been recorded.