Manchester United Go Head To Head With Barcelona In Battle To Land Exciting Croatian Starlet

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Youngster netted once in three matches for his country at the U17 World Cup. 

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Premier League champions Manchester United are interested in landing in-demand Dinamo Zagreb front man Robert Muric in a cut-price deal during the January transfer window, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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New Red Devils head coach David Moyes is understood to have been keeping close tabs on the young attacking starlet of late, with the Scot having even sent his scouts over to the player’s homeland on several occasions to watch Muric in action first hand.

Moyes was first alerted to Muric’s prodigious striking talents after the 17-year-old shone for his country at the recent Fifa Under-17 World Cup, where it is also understood that La Liga champions FC Barcelona were closely monitoring the forward too.

However, despite the fact that Muric is contracted to the Croatian giants until June 30 2014 and so is valued by his club at around the £6m mark, it is believed that Moyes and United are confident of being able to lure Muric to Old Trafford in a cut-price deal worth just £300,000.

And that is because there remains some confusion at present regarding whether the Croatoa Under-17 international has, or has not, actually signed professional forms with his employers.


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