Manchester United set to face Italian outfit Napoli for the signature of Fulham’s Moussa Dembele, according to reports.

The French youth international is out of contract in the summer but the Red Devils are planning a swoop for the 19 year old in the January transfer window. Dembele has represented Fulham on 22 occasions this season, scoring 10 times in the process.

United are not the only team eyeing the talented youngster, reports state that Napoli are showing interest too; but United seem to have the advantage being that the Red Devils would offer him the chance to play in the Premier League and also he is already familiar with the English game plus United are a bigger club side compared to Napoli.

The Frenchman would break into the United starting line- up judging from the current crop of players available at the Theatre of Dreams. United have held long interest for the youngster since David Moyes’s reign but Louis Van Gaal is ready to  bring the talented youngster from Craven Cottage to the Theatre of Dreams.

The youngster was scouted by former United Coach; David Moyes when Dembele featured against the Red devils U21 team in a match that ended 2-2 with the French international on target

 Dembele was signed by Fulham from French side Paris St. Germain academy in 2012 for £284,000; this was the maximum amount payable under FIFA rules for international transfers involving academy players. Dembele is a member of the French youth team and he is widely regarded as his country’s best in his age group and has been compared with Ivorian great; Didier Drogba.

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