Manchester United have made contact with PSV Eindhoven to sign Cody Gakpo in January, according to The Mirror.
The Red Devils were regularly linked with the Netherlands international in the last transfer window, but had to cool their interest after the big-money purchase of Antony from Ajax.
It is now reported that the club are planning a January approach. They have initiated contact with the Dutch outfit this week and could sign the 23-year-old for less than £50 million.
PSV are going through financial difficulties at the moment and Gakpo is prepared to leave next month to help his side. Personal terms should be a formality if the transfer fee is agreed.
United favourites to sign Gakpo from PSV
Real Madrid, Arsenal and Newcastle United are also interested in Gakpo, but United seem to have the upper hand after opening negotiations with PSV over a winter transfer.
The Dutchman is currently one of the most in-form players in Europe. He has registered 13 goals and provided 17 assists from just 24 appearances for PSV this campaign.
The forward was also superb for his national team at the World Cup with three goals. He looks set for a bigger challenge and has already hinted that he would like to join United.
Gakpo could have signed for the Red Devils last summer if not for Ajax’s hefty demands for Antony. With the club back in the hunt for him, he is unlikely to turn them down for another rival.
There is another advantage for United with Erik ten Hag’s close relationship with Gakpo and his family. This could also play a big role in luring him to Old Trafford next month.
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