Ciro Immobile: Manchester United consider Lazio striker as possible replacement for Lukaku

Ciro Immobile: Manchester United consider Lazio striker as possible replacement for Lukaku

- Ciro Immobile has attracted Manchester United with his performance in Italy

- The Lazio forward is currently on the radar of the Premier League club

- Reports say United manager Solskjaer is considering the player as Lukaku’s replacement

Ciro Immobile could be on his way to Manchester United as the Premier League club continue to search for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku who left form Inter last summer.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly interested the 30-year-old prolific goal scorer, and now the Red Devils are considering a bid for the striker.

Italian outlet Calciomercato claims that Immobile is open to a move and United’s interest could be a delicious piece of pie for him.

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It was however gathered that Lazio are in desperate bid to keeping the striker who has netted a stunning 27 league goals in 26 matches, helping his side just a point behind reigning champions Juventus.

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Lazio resume the 2019/2020 campaign away to Atalanta on Wednesday night, June 17 and then play at home to Fiorentina on June 27.

In the absence of Lukaku, Solskjaer utilised Frenchman Anthony Martial in his preferred position as a central striker.

But the 24-year-old blew hot and cold through the middle and the club bolstered their ranks with the addition of former Watford ace Odion Ighalo on loan in January.

Ciro Immobile: Manchester United consider Lazio striker as possible replacement for Lukaku

Ciro Immobile during a training session at Lazio. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Also, Manchester United are doing everything possible to quickly complete the signing of 17-year-old Ansu Fati from Barcelona before the La Liga club increases his buyout clause.

Barcelona are reportedly prepared to raise the Guniea-Bissau born star’s buyout clause to a staggering £360million. The Red Devils have reportedly prepared an £89million bid for the youngster which was rejected by the Catalan club.

Latest reports have it that Ole Gunnar Solaskjaer’s men will not give up their pursuit and are now more determined to land the Spain Under-21 star to the Old Trafford.

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United are preparing an increased amount in a bid to tempt Barcelona to free the player who already has a release clause of £152million.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United on Friday evening reportedly suffered a 2-1 defeat against West Brom in a friendly encounter played at Old Trafford in which Bruno Fernandes scored and missed penalty.

Two games were actually played between Manchester United and West Brom in which the Red Devils were said to have won the second duel.

In the first game, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba started in the midfield for Manchester United in a combination that failed to work for the Red Devils.

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