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Wonderkid Bakkali confirms Manchester United approach

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Manchester United made an approach to sign Belgian sensation Zakaria Bakkali, the player himself has confirmed.

It is not just Adnan Januzaj who is turning heads around Europe.

Another youngster who has had a considerable impact, and an international tug-of-war of his very own is PSV Eindhoven attacker Zakaria Bakkali.

The winger became the youngest ever player in the Eredivisie to score a hat-trick earlier this season, at just 17-years-old on his home debut.

Since then he has established himself as a regular in the PSV side, and this week declared his international allegiance to Belgium rather than Morocco.

Bakkali has been linked with big money moves to both Arsenal and Manchester City, but it appears Manchester United are the club who have pushed it furthest.

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Bakkali is reported by Serbian outlet Sportske.net as stating the Red Devils are one of two clubs to make a bid for him.

"I'm happy here and I want to find room to improve and grow. There were several clubs very interested in me and two companies submitted an official offer. One was Manchester United, but I decided to refuse. I still do not want to leave PSV."

It is positive news for United fans that they have made an approach for the young talent, but once again not so impressive that their summer transfer bunglers failed to close the deal.

Bakkali is pushing hard to secure a place in next year's World Cup squad for Belgium, pending qualification, where he could end up playing alongside Januzaj if the United teenager pledges his future to the country.

One thing is for certain, if Manchester United wanted to sign Bakkali in January or next summer, they will have to pay a huge amount more than they would have done early in the summer. His signature could well be another they regret missing out on.

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