Man Utd and Tottenham face considerable competition for France international striker

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Having come to the end of his contract at Olympique de Marseille, Andre-Pierre Gignac is set to be among the most in-demand strikers in world football this summer.

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Manchester United are believed to be keen on the France international, according to Sports Media Set [via Squawka], but they face competition from clubs in the Premier League, and Ligue 1.

West Ham United have previously been linked to his signature [Metro], while the Birmingham Mail reported that West Bromwich Albion were also interested by the experienced hitman.

London 24 have also revealed that Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Fiorentina are interested in the powerful hitman

Dinamo Moscow are also reportedly interested in his signature, according to Le 10 Sport.

However, the French source also report that Gignac may have a fine opportunity to remain in France, with Montpellier Herault Sport Club president Louis Nicollin admitting his admiration for the striker.

“Andre-Pierre Gignac? I don’t know yet,” the maverick club owner began, speaking to RMC, “we will see in two weeks who comes.

“If three or four guys leave, why not take a look,” he continued, “if we do the calculation, that can pay for it.”

L’Equipe [via Le 10 Sport] also suggested that AS Monaco may be leading the list of suitors for the former Toulouse hitman, whose hefty build makes him naturally strong in the air, and.

However, should the striker, as reported, demand a yearly salary of €4 million, it may be too much for the Club of the Principality to tie down on a 29-year-old.

Gignac featured 38 times for OM in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 21 goals during a mixed campaign for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Despite looking good for a title challenge into the Spring, the Phoceens faded away and a four-game losing streak ended their hopes of the French title.

They also missed out on the Champions League, but that’s something both Monaco and Manchester United would be able to offer Gignac.

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