Manchester United have reportedly made their first steps ahead of a possible move for highly-rated young Fulham forward Moussa Dembele by making an enquiry into his availability, according to the Daily Express.
The Red Devils had previously been credited with an interest in the young Frenchman, but sources close to the London club have now claimed that they have taken action ahead of the January transfer window.
United’s scouts have been watching the starlet all season, but could face competition for his signature from the likes of Everton and Tottenham, who are also monitoring his situation.
However, all three sides could miss out on his signature, as The Express highlights the fact that he committed his long term future to The Cottagers just last month.
“It is funny and flattering but on a serious note I am focusing on Fulham and promotion to the Premier League. All the other things do not affect me that much,” he said of the recent interest shown in his services.
“I don’t deceive. I give 100 per cent every time I wear the shirt. For the rest, my agents are dealing with it.”
The 19-year-old, who has scored eight goals in the Championship this term, has also been offered a new four-and-a-half-year deal to stay on at Craven Cottage.
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