Man Utd set to make bid for 17-year-old Italian striker

Date published: Thursday 16th November 2017 2:06

Manchester United are interested in signing young Inter Milan forward Davide Merola, according to reports in Italy.

The two clubs were locked in talks over the summer for winger Ivan Perisic, with the Serie A giants eventually refusing to sell the Croatia star.

Now, it seems that Inter and United could be set to negotiate once again as the Red Devils are apparently chasing Inter academy product Davide Merola.

Merola, 17, is a talented striker who is struggling for game time currently, with academy players Colidio and Odgaard ahead of him in the pecking order so far in the current campaign.

​The player’s agent, a certain Mino Raiola, is on very good terms with Manchester United and their good relationship could help the forward leave Italy for Old Trafford as early as January.

​Inter are reluctant to sell their academy product, however Merola is pushing for more game time which may force their hand.

According to reporter Pasquale Guarro, the Red Devils will soon make an attempt to swoop in and sign the Italian.

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