Manchester United have had a bid of round €9m (£7.6m) for Marko Arnautovic rejected by Bologna, in line with Sky Italy.
United are eager to carry the previous West Ham and Stoke ahead, who has scored 43 Premier League targets, to England.
Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia have been signed in protection together with midfielder Christian Eriksen already this summer season, however Erik ten Hag has but to strengthen his entrance line.
With Anthony Martial at present injured and concern over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, United are in search of extra choices up entrance. They continue to be excited about RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, however there’s a feeling that it’s a troublesome deal to do.
Ten Hag are subsequently eager to signal Arnautovic, who can play out huge or by means of the center.
The Dutchman was requested concerning the 33-year-old following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Brighton at Previous Trafford in what was the United supervisor’s first aggressive recreation in cost.
“I am not going into names as a result of I believe this pre-season 250 gamers are concerned or linked to Manchester United, in order that’s it,” he stated. “We’ve two strikers, perhaps a 3rd, and with Marcus Rashford.
“I thought of him a striker however he had an excellent pre-season on the left and in the present day he had two excellent probabilities coming from the left.
“So I believe it was the best determination to do it that means. However the typical no. 9 was not accessible in the present day.”
After spending two years in China with the Shanghai giants, Arnautovic returned to Europe final yr and scored 15 targets in 34 video games for Bologna.
United’s curiosity within the Austrian may very well be defined by his earlier hyperlink with Steve McClaren, who’s one among Ten Hag’s assistants at Previous Trafford.
Arnautovic was enjoying for FC Twente when McClaren took over on the Eredivisie membership in the summertime of 2008 and have become a daily within the squad. Ten Hag additionally frolicked as McClaren’s quantity 2 within the Netherlands.
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