Man Utd compile transfer dossier on evergreen goalscorer, but concern holds deal back

Date published: Thursday 21st October 2021 5:01 - Jonny Whitfield

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne October 2021

Manchester United have gathered information on Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne as they keep transfer tabs on him, a report has claimed.

The Red Devils have bolstered their attacking ranks significantly in recent transfer windows. While Edinson Cavani and Amad Diallo both arrived last October, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo joined this summer.

Nevertheless, Cavani is approaching the end of his spell at United. As such, the search to evolve the ranks goes on for United.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has remained a long-term transfer target.

But for a cheaper attacking option, previous reports have claimed that Italy international Insigne has now emerged on their radar.

According to the latest from Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), that remains the case. But the report adds that United have now ‘informed themselves’ about the player’s current predicament.

Insigne has been a loyal servant to Napoli following his rise through the youth ranks. However, his current contract ends next summer and he has yet to reach an agreement.

As such, United could either snap him up for a cut-price fee in January or wait until he becomes a free agent. Still, Inter are circling, the report adds, trying to tempt Insigne to stay in Italy.

Meanwhile, Calciomercato claims that United have put a move to the backburner for now.

They have ample attacking options and do not yet want to invest in the transfer hunt for him.

Insigne has proved a threat for Napoli throughout his career, racking up 111 goals in 407 games. For Italy, he has netted 10 goals, two of which came at Euro 2020.

At 30 years of age, he likely has one big contract left before his career begins to wind down.

Tottenham also looking at Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne, Nikola Milenkovic TEAMtalk

Tottenham also reportedly have transfer interest in the forward.

Spurs chief Fabio Paratici is well-connected to the Italian market following his work at Juventus.

Tottenham also have strong attacking options, but Paratici reportedly sees Insigne as another good option.

The forward has netted two goals and laid on three others so far this campaign.

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