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Manchester United targeting Fulham striker Moussa Dembele

Fulham's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring
Image: Moussa Dembele is attracting interest from Manchester United

Manchester United are monitoring Fulham striker Moussa Dembele ahead of a possible bid in the January transfer window.

Sky sources understand United are keeping tabs on Dembele, who has scored eight goals so far this season for the Sky Bet Championship side.

The 19-year-old was thought to be close to signing a new contract at Craven Cottage and has represented France at five age group levels.

United currently have just two senior strikers on their books - Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney, who has attracted widespread criticism for his performances this season.

James Wilson was controversially allowed to leave the club on loan last month, signing for Brighton & Hove Albion for the remainder of the campaign.

Sky Sports' Football League expert Andy Hinchcliffe picked Dembele as one of his top 10 Championship players so far this season and believes he has Premier League credentials.

Moussa Dembele of Fulham reaches for a ball
Image: Dembele has represented France at five age group levels

"He's still very young, very raw, Dembele, but he doesn't seem to get too much wrong; there's a real maturity to his play," Hinchcliffe said.

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"I think with his pace, his power, his finishing on the floor and in the air, he's playing like a mid-20s player, which is quite extraordinary. He could be a Premier League player and it will be nice to see how he develops over the course of the season."

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