Manchester United are reportedly looking at the possibility of signing Fulham striker Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window.
According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils are monitoring the 19-year-old’s progress as he looks to add to his tally of eights goals in the Championship so far this season.
It has been reported that the French youngster was close to signing an extension at Craven Cottage, but with no signs that a deal will be agreed imminently, it could allow United to swoop and add a much-needed goalscoring threat to their squad.
United boss Louis van Gaal has received significant criticism so far this year, specifically due to the way in which his side have played their football, as reported by The Telegraph.
Having scored just 20 goals in 14 Premier League games, the worst total out of the top five clubs in the league, the likes of Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have come under scrutiny for their lack of chemistry and inability to pose an offensive threat.
Despite the fact that United remain just a point adrift of joint league leaders Manchester City and Leicester City, they face a decisive clash with Wolfsburg in the Champions League next week where their goalscoring threat, or lack of, will potentially come under the spotlight again.
Whether or not Dembele is the solution to their problems is up for debate, as after coming through the youth ranks at Paris Saint-Germain before representing his country at every level up until the Under-20s, it remains to be seen if he is capable of stepping up to Premier League level and immediately delivering.
After making a significant impact after his arrival from Monaco earlier in the campaign, Martial has tailed off in recent weeks. As a result, it is questionable as to whether Van Gaal should be putting his faith in another teenager if the reports of their interest in Dembele are true.