Manchester United report: Erik ten Hag expected to make incredible £85m move for Serie A striker in January

Manchester United may have just finalised their squad for the first half of the season following the summer transfer window – but attention has already turned to January.

According to reports, Manchester United are still looking for another striker. Cristiano Ronaldo nearly left the 20-time champions over the summer due to a lack of Champions League football – and United would like to replace him by the start of next season, when his two-year deal will have ended.

So far, Marcus Rashford has been leading the line for the Red Devils. Anthony Martial played as the No.9 for Ten Hag during preseason, following his loan spell at Sevilla during the second half of last season.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on August 07, 2022 in Manchester, England

Marcus Rashford in action during the opening Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion (Image credit: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Now, The Express (opens in new tab) claims that Victor Osimhen was on the radar for Ten Hag and that his employers Napoli were willing to part with the Nigerian. The condition, however, would have been for Ronaldo to head in the opposite direction and United to pay €100 million – or around £85m – to secure his signature. 

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