1st January Deal? Manchester United Keen On Signing 16 Goals In 24 Games Star

According to reports from the Daily Mail, Manchester United are closely monitoring Celtic wonderkid Moussa Dembele.

Following a terrible start to the season, Manchester United are widely expected to be strengthening their squad during the January transfer window and quite naturally, the Red Devils have been linked with a host of names over the past few weeks.

A handful of links seem to have some credibility behind it while many are just plain ridiculous. It remains to be seen in which category the latest speculation falls in but claims have been made by the Daily Mail that the Red Devils are currently eyeing up a swoop for Celtic star Moussa Dembele.

Dembele is a very highly rated youngster who has managed to take his game to the next level since joining Celtic from Fulham on a free transfer this summer.

Despite his youthful age, the 20-year-old has established himself as a crucial figure in the Celtic side and has managed a sensational 16 goals in just 24 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops so far.

Given his undoubted talent, a host of top clubs across Europe have already started casting their eye on Dembele and Premier League giants Manchester United have been touted as the team with the most concrete interest in the Frenchman.

United were linked with Dembele when he was plying his trade for Fulham on numerous occasions and manager Jose Mourinho is also said to be a keen admirer of the youngster, having reportedly watched him play on three occasions last season.

Mourinho is now said to be keen on luring Dembele to Old Trafford and the Daily Mail have revealed that the Portuguese manager sent scout David Friio to closely monitor the Celtic star during France Under-21’s clash against England.

Dembele would surely have managed to impress Friiio by scoring a wonderful brace on the night and United are now ready to make a big money swoop for the young man during the upcoming January transfer window.

Dembele is clearly a wonderful prospect but it remains to be seen if Celtic would be willing to part with their prized asset only six months after signing him and United will surely have to pay over the odds to tempt the attacker away from Parkhead this winter.