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Manchester United make contact to sign Bundesliga striker?

Alassane Plea news

United in for Plea?

Manchester United have reportedly made contact with Borussia Monchengladbach over a possible summer deal for Alassane Plea.

The Frenchman is currently in his second season with the Bundesliga outfit and he has contributed eight goals and seven assists from 22 league games.

His form has caught the eye of several European sides including Arsenal and Leicester City and Sky Deutschland reports that United have entered the race to land his signature.

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has initiated talks with the Bundesliga outfit and the club are hoping to beat their Premier League rivals to the forward's services.

The Red Devils are keen on signing a new striker, who can compete with Anthony Martial up front and they have recently been linked with Lyon's Moussa Dembele.

Odion Ighalo has impressed on loan with four goals from eight outings for the club but the board are likely to decide against a permanent purchase due to Shanghai Shenhua's £20m price tag.