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Report: Napoli Reckon They Have Missed Out On Young Superstar To Manchester United

Report: Napoli Reckon They Have Missed Out On Young Superstar To Manchester United
By Gary Connaughton

Manchester United may have notched three goals at Norwich yesterday, but their attack remains a major issue. They have struggled to score this season, registering only 13 goals in the league this season.

Their defence has been very solid, but it's their failure to create chances that has been their biggest problem. While Anthony Martial's return to fitness could ease their concerns, United still look short on numbers in forward areas.

Romelu Lukaku was allowed to leave the club without a replacement being lined up in the summer, and you would expect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to look in the market for another striker this January.

If you are to believe one Italian club, they could have a deal for one player almost done.

Napoli are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg superstar Erling Haaland in the winter window, with the 19-year old absolutely tearing things up this season. He has notched a remarkable 18 goals in 13 appearances, including six in his first three Champions League games.

That has caught the attention of some of the continent's biggest clubs and many feel a move in January is now inevitable.

Corriere dello Sport are reporting that Napoli had been hoping to be in the mix for his signature, but believe Manchester United are very much in the driving seat. They claim United have convinced the player to move to Manchester in a big money move, with the Serie A side having all but admitted defeat even at this early stage.

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This would be a major coup for Manchester United, adding another youthful player to what is already one of the youngest squads in the Premier League. However, despite his age he would still arrive at Old Trafford under plenty of expectation.

Erling is of course the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City player Alf-Inge Haaland, and was born during his father's time in England.

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