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Little-known Leicester City striker to sign on at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United are set to sign little-known striker Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City after a successful trial period at Old Trafford.

The Daily Mirror report that the 20-year-old Schlupp has impressed manager Sir Alex Ferguson in training and in action for the Manchester United under-21 team and is to be rewarded by being offered the chance to sign on permanently.

Schlupp, a 20-year-old Ghana international who was born in Germany, has been at Old Trafford throughout January and the early part of February aiming to enhance his understanding of the game having been given permission to link up with Manchester United by his club Leicester.

The decision to send Schlupp to Old Trafford is all part of a wider relationship between the two clubs, with United selling Ritchie De Laet and Danny Drinkwater to Leicester and loaning Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard.

Schlupp has failed to make a real impact at first-team level for Leicester, but did have a successful loan spell at Brentford when help the club to the 2011 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley. It was during his time at Brentford that he earned his first cap for Ghana.

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