Manchester United scouts are set to travel to Italy to watch Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi this weekend, according to the Daily Mail.
The report has claimed that members of the Red Devils staff will watch Inter's clash with Verona in Serie A on Saturday, as the player's long term future in the game continues to be surrounded by uncertainty.
In fact, the same report from the Mail has suggested that the highly rated striker, who has netted on 15 occasions in Italy's elite division this term, has already rejected a new contract offer from the Italian club.
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In fact, it wasn't long ago that the 22-year-old admitted that a summer move is possible, as he previously told CNN: 'If there are other clubs who want me, they should discuss this with Inter. If Inter decide to sell me, I’ll pack up and go away.
"If they don’t want to, I will stay in Milan where I am really good and I’m happy. My family here feels like home.
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"Regarding my pay, my salary, that I don’t "earn a lot", these are things that are a result of two years ago when I came to Inter."
However, if United are to secure the player's signature, then it won't be easy to bring him to Old Trafford in the upcoming transfer window, with a number of England's elite clubs reportedly monitoring the youngster.
In fact, it has been suggested that, as well as United, the trio of Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal could all tempt the forward to English soil sooner rather than later.
United are in need
With a strike force of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and James Wilson, it's certainly a surprise that Manchester United have actually struggled in the attacking department at times throughout the course of the campaign.
In fairness to Rooney, he's enjoyed a steady season despite being moved back into the midfield more often than not, while Wilson is still learning the game, and will only go from strength-to-strength over the coming years.
Van Persie and Falcao, however, have failed to prove their credentials under the Van Gaal regime and have often struggled to find form and fitness.
Perhaps, then, Icardi is the man the Red Devils hierarchy are prepared to take a risk on; he'd certainly prove an exciting coup.
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