United step up Feghouli chase
Man Utd are closing in on the signature of Grenoble's Sofiane Feghouli, according to reports.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 27/09/09 4:24pm
Manchester United are said to be closing in on the signature of Grenoble starlet Sofiane Feghouli, according to reports in France.
The 19-year-old has, like many before him, been dubbed the 'new Zidane' by the French media and has seen his name linked with a number of Europe's biggest clubs.
Despite the high level of interest the attacking midfielder has been quick to stress that he is happy learning his trade in Ligue 1 rather than warming the bench abroad.
However, the situation has changed considerably after Feghouli criticised Grenoble fans for their lack of support in recent weeks.
Grenoble find themselves bottom of the table having lost all seven of their league games this term, giving the impression that Feghouli has outgrown the French outfit.
The youngster was expected to depart last summer with Barcelona, Liverpool and Inter Milan monitoring his situation.
However, it now appears that Sir Alex Ferguson has upped his interest in the star and could be prepared to bid for Feghouli in January.