Manchester United close to signing South American striker?
Manchester United are reportedly close to finalising an agreement to sign Julian Alvarez from River Plate.
The Argentine has enjoyed a superb season with River Plate, bagging 24 goals and 15 assists across all competitions.
He is now eyeing a bigger challenge in Europe, and Sport claims that the Red Devils are leading the race to sign him.
They are expected to hold talks with his agent this month. The hierarchy are optimistic of finalising personal terms.
The 21-year-old will be available for an affordable fee. His current contract with River Plate has a €20m release clause.
The arrival of Alvarez could pave the way for Anthony Martial's exit.
The Frenchman is desperate for regular first-team football. Sevilla want to sign him on loan with an option to buy.
Negotiations are still ongoing between the clubs, but there is a high probability that he will leave Old Trafford this month.
Martial has been ignored by interim boss Ralf Rangnick in recent weeks, having revealed his desire to part ways.