Trabzonspor confirm offers for Manchester United target Abdul Majeed Waris

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Manchester United striker target Abdul Majeed Waris has been the subject of a €12million bid from an unnamed club, according to Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu.

The Trabzonspor president made the claim to a local TV station, and also revealed that Manchester United are keen on the 23-year-old forward.

Offers received

“We have received offers for our foreign players. A €12million offer has been made for Waris,” he said.

"The bid has come from Qatar, but we will not sell him for anything under €20million. We know Manchester United are monitoring him too.”

Ryan Giggs made the trip to Turkey to watch Waris in October, with the striker failing to find the net in a Europa League clash against Lokeren in-front of the Old Trafford icon.

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The former Spartak Moscow starlet took time to find his feet at his new home following a summer move from Russia, but the Ghanaian international will now cost a significant fee if Haciosmanoglu's comments are to be believed.

Manchester United aren’t short of striker options, with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao the three big-name options available to Louis van Gaal this season.

However, Falcao is only on loan with the Red Devils, and it appears the club are keeping their options open whilst scouting targets across Europe.

Odd target

The arrival of Waris is unlikely to capture the imagination of the Manchester United fans, given the big names that arrived this summer, and it remains to be seen if the reported Qatari interest ignites a move from the Premier League giants.

He will need to do something special to persuade the board to invest however, with CEO Ed Woodward revealing in November that there is a 'low probability' of new players arriving at Old Trafford in January.

With only one goal in Europe for his current club to-date, that means a drastic improvement in-front of goal, and it seems highly unlikely that Manchester United will pursue this player at the suggested price.

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