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Manchester United scout £27m-rated wonderkid – but more established striker may have caught their eye

Manchester United scouts were in the stands to watch highly-rated Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele in Sunday’s match with Lyon, according to the Daily Mail.

But the Red Devils are seemingly only one of many European clubs to be tracking the 18-year-old wonderkid, who provided Rennes’ first goal in a 2-2 draw.

The Daily Mail reports that Barcelona representatives were also in attendance,and have previously made a £27m offer to secure his signature for this summer.

The teenager is being touted as one of the best young talents in French football, having scored nine goals in only 14 Ligue 1 starts for Rennes this season.

And the Daily Mail understands that scouts from Premier League rivals Arsenal, Southampton, Stoke City and West Ham United were also at Roazhon Park this weekend.

Although not all eyes may have been on Dembele. The Daily Mail reports that Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is on the radar of Southampton, Stoke and West Ham.

But United shouldn’t be ignoring Lacazette themselves. The 24-year-old scored Lyon’s second goal for his 15th of the season, and also managed a whopping 29 last term.

He is more of a proven goalscorer, and would represented less of a gamble than Dembele should United choose to raid Ligue 1 for a new striking option in the summer.

Lacazette possesses great pace and is a deadly finisher. He has 10 international caps for France and has revealed that he is ready to test himself in the Premier League.

The Daily Mail quotes him as telling Le10Sport: “Yes, I think the Premier League is a very attractive for a player. But I know that to go, I have to play well this season. So I’m very focused and perhaps after that, I will leave. I know it’s possible to go in the Premier League and Lyon is also aware.”

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