Manchester United have been watching the Mainz forward with a view to making a bid for him once the transfer window opens next week.
Manchester United are lining up a £1million January transfer swoop for Japan striker Yoshinori Muto.
United have been watching the Mainz forward with a view to making a bid for him once the transfer window opens next week.
Louis van Gaal’s side have struggled for goals this season, netting just 14 in their last 15 games in all competitions.
The 23-year-old, linked with a move to Chelsea last summer, joined Mainz in May from FC Tokyo, where he scored 26 goals in 59 appearances.
Muto is under contract at Mainz until 2019, but the Bundesliga club could be persuaded to cash in on him if United choose to bid.
Muto’s pace, physical strength, proven goalscoring record and ability to hold the ball up are seen as his major assets, and he is said to be keen on the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.
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