Manchester United are in talks to signal Benjamin Sesko and Marko Arnautovic, sources have advised ESPN.
United have made contact with Bologna about former Stoke and West Ham striker Arnautovic after Erik ten Hag pressed the membership to signal an skilled ahead who can be content material with a again up function off the bench.
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Arnautovic is 33-years-old and sources have advised ESPN that Ten Hag is a fan of his character after working collectively throughout his time as a coach at FC Twente.
Sources have advised ESPN that the transfer for Arnautovic is taken into account separate to the transfer for Benjamin Sesko and that talks stay ongoing with FC Salzburg for the 19-year-old ahead.
Chelsea are additionally interested by Sesko, though sources have advised ESPN that Salzburg would quite preserve him till subsequent summer season. United are hopeful of including not less than one attacker to the squad earlier than the switch deadline on Sept. 1.
Anthony Martial is injured and Cristiano Ronaldo remains to be increase his health after a summer season away from the squad whereas he handled a household situation.
Ronaldo was solely named among the many substitutes for the 2-1 defeat to Brighton at Previous Trafford on Sunday with Ten Hag compelled to make use of midfielder Christian Eriksen as a false No. 9.
Ten Hag was requested after the match concerning the want for brand new gamers however the Dutchman refused to provide something away.
“I do not go into names and I believe on this preseason 250 gamers are concerned or linked with Man United, in order that’s it,” he mentioned. “We have now two strikers [Ronaldo and Martial] perhaps a 3rd one, [Marcus] Rashford.
“We thought-about him as a striker, however he had a extremely good season on the left aspect and he had two actually good probabilities however the typical 9 wasn’t obtainable immediately.”