Manchester United ready to beat Liverpool to £40m transfer of ideal Philippe Coutinho replacement

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Manchester United are reportedly among the suitors for Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Christian Pulisic, along with big names like Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

The USA international is one of the most exciting prospects in Europe at the moment, having long established himself as a regular in Dortmund’s first-team.

Still only 19, Pulisic has shown he has what it takes to make an impact at the highest level, scoring 11 goals in 81 games for Dortmund in three seasons as part of their senior side.

According to Sport Bild, United and Liverpool are in for Pulisic, though Bayern Munich also want him as a replacement for ageing attacking duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

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Christian Pulisic is a rumoured transfer target for Manchester United and Liverpool

For Liverpool, a signing like Pulisic could be very useful indeed after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January, leaving a major hole to plug in the final third of the pitch.

If United were to win the race for his signature, likely to cost around £40million according to Sport Bild, it would certainly be a major blow for the Reds to see one of their major rivals sign a target ideal for their style of play and current needs.

Especially as United themselves just signed Alexis Sanchez in January and don’t look in desperate need of reinforcements in that area, even if Pulisic could in theory be an upgrade on players like Juan Mata in a creative role.

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