United striker target primed for summer switch - reports

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Reported Manchester United target Maxi Lopez could make a summer move to the Barclays Premier League, his agent has claimed.

The Argentine striker - currently plying his trade with Catania - has been linked with a move away from Italy at the end of the season as several clubs vie for his signature.

According to talkSPORT, United are one of the clubs monitoring the progress of the 27-year-old as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to add another goalscorer to his ranks during the transfer window.

With Michael Owen expected to leave Old Trafford, and speculation mounting that Dimitar Berbatov may be sold, United are thought to be chasing a number of potential acquisitions to reinforce their strikeforce.

Maxi has managed only eight goals in 33 Serie A appearances this season so, should United's interest be genuine, it would certainly be a surprise.


However, whether United are interested or not, Maxi's future will be decided at the end of the season when he and his agent meet with Catania chiefs.

"His future? It is in Italy or the Premier League," his representative Diego Bombini told ItaSportPress. "In the coming days I will be in Catania for talks. We have to find a solution that satisfies my client and Catania."

Meanwhile, United are also said to be tracking Old Trafford flop Diego Forlan and Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero.

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