Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to bring German international to Old Trafford.
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Manchester United are thought to be leading the chase to sign Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation Mario Goetze and will look to lure the impressive attacking midfielder in January. The German international has been likened to Michael Ballack and has been hugely impressive for the runaway Bundesliga leaders this season, helping them to a seemingly unassailable 11 point lead at the top of the table.
Goetze received his first international cap last month and is considered one of the hottest prospects in European football and is a player that Sir Alex Ferguson has been monitoring for the best part of a year. Borussia Dortmund will battle hard to keep hold of the youngster but he may well have his head turned by such interest from abroad.
The increasingly impressive performances put in by the 18 year old have brought him to the attention of a host of top clubs with the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona said to be interested in the forward thinking midfielder.
Reports from Germany suggest that there is an £8m release clause in Goetze contract and that Roberto Mancini will be Sir Alex Ferguson’s main competitor in the race to snap up the talented playmaker but that the Old Trafford side is currently the favourite to capture the starlet.
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