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Manchester United earmark Kosovo international Vedat Muriqi as potential Romelu Lukaku replacement

Vedat Muriqi

Manchester United sent scouts to watch Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi in action during the recent international break.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side opted against signing a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who joined Inter (opens in new tab), this summer.

However, the Red Devils are keen to add to their centre-forward options in the January transfer window.

And Muqiri, who plays his club football for Fenerbahce, is a potential target.

United (opens in new tab) scouts watched the centre-forward against England on Tuesday, with Muqiri finding the net in a 5-3 defeat.

The 25-year-old only joined Fenerbahce in July but has already attracted the attention of Tottenham (opens in new tab) and United.

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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).