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Man United and Chelsea Fight Over January Signing Of Liverpool Target

Will Ricky van Wolfswinkel solve striker problems at Stamford Bridge?

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The agent of Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel has not ruled out a January move to the Premier League.

Louis Laros has publicly claimed that both Manchester United and Chelsea are monitoring the Dutchman’s development.

“Chelsea and Manchester United have watched Ricky, like other young footballers in Europe, but I do not expect a possible deal in the January market,” Louis Laros told the Portuguese media.

“Nobody has spoken to me directly and Sporting are not interested in a deal at the moment.

“However, in the world of football, it is impossible to say never about a sale.”

SOURCE: Click Manchester

Last summer, Ricky van Wolfswinkel was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, but it appears that interest from Anfield has cooled.

The Dutch striker has scored nine goals in eleven starts for Sporting Lisbon this season, and is considered a very bright prospect indeed.

Even if the Wayne Rooney midfield experiment continues, the Old Trafford strikeforce of Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen is better than most in the league, and perhaps it is fair to say that Manchester United are well stocked up front.

Chelsea star Fernando Torres hasn’t exactly proved as prolific as hoped since his £50m move from Liverpool.

With Nicolas Anelka likely to leave either in January or at the end of his contract, and Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba in the latter stages of their careers, could Ricky van Wolfswinkel help Chelsea reignite their title challenge?

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