Zidan linked with stellar switch

Manchester United, Arsenal, and Barcelona are all mulling moves for Borussia Dortmund forward Mohamed Zidan, according to the player’s father.

The 28-year-old Egyptian has spent the majority of his playing career in Germany, joining Dortmund from Hamburg in 2008 following spells with fellow Bundesliga outfits Mainz and Werder Bremen.

Zidan, who has netted seven goals in 33 appearances for his country, has recently returned from Angola having helped the Pharaohs win a third successive Africa Cup of Nations crown, scoring in the semi-final before setting up the winner against Ghana in the final.

And, according to the player's father Abdullah, Zidan's consistently solid performances have caught the eye of Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester United and European champions Barcelona.

"Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona have talked to Mohamed's agent," he told Dream TV.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger tried and failed to sign a striker during the January transfer window having lost the services of Robin van Persie, Eduardo, Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott at various stages.

The Emirates Stadium supremo came close to sealing a deal for a player on the final day of the winter window, although it is not thought that Zidan was that man.

Manchester United chief Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with moves for strikers this season to bolster his forward line that predominantly features Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen.

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