Manchester United go head-to-head with Atletico ahead of Arsenal to sign 25-year-old Frankfurt striker

Manchester United go head-to-head with Atletico ahead of Arsenal to sign 25-year-old Frankfurt striker

- Andre Silva has scored 19 goals in 22 Bundesliga matches for Frankfurt so far this season

- Several top European clubs, including Manchester United, are jostling for the striker’s signature

- Atletico Madrid are also desperate to sign the player, with Arsenal also interested

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Premier League club Manchester United and Spanish side Atletico Madrid are in hot chase for Frankfurt striker Andre Silva.

Todofichajes via SunSport are reporting that the 25-year-old is also on the radar of Arsenal following his impressive form for the German club so far this season.

Silva has found the back of the net 19 times this season in just 22 Bundesliga games and this is after he scored 12 while on loan last campaign.

The Portuguese already has 16 goals to his credit for the national team having also played for FC Porto, Sevilla and AC Milan in the past.

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He has had a not-too-smooth career, but it seems the striker has found his form and now with Manchester United desperate to improve their attack, they are considering a bid for Silva.

Edinson Cavani looks set to leave Old Trafford after just one season, with Boca Juniors said to be his likely destination.

But Atletico Madrid are also in the mix as they look to ensure they have a long-term replacement for 34-year-old Luis Suarez.

Manchester United go head-to-head with Atletico ahead of Arsenal to sign 25-year-old Frankfurt striker
Andre Silva wanted by several top clubs. Photo: TF-Images
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Meanwhile, Man City striker Sergio Aguero will be happy to join Spanish giants Barcelona with a pay cut, according to reports.

Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in signing the Argentine whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old is destined to leave the Etihad unless fully shakes off doubts over his fitness and sharpness.

And it is understood that City's record goal scorer would accept lower wages begin life at Nou Camp.

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Reports also claim that Aguero might demand a bonus sum to join the La Blaugrana who are facing financial challenges.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Bruno Fernandes is reportedly refusing to sign a new deal worth £200,000-a-week with Man United unless they boost their transfer plans.

The Portuguese star is United's stand-out player of the season and the club are looking to tying down his future at the Theatre of Dreams for the next five years.

Reports claim the 26-year-old wants to get assurances about their future transfer plans before he signs on the dotted lines.

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