Abdul Majeed Waris seeks January transfer; but Manchester United face competition

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Trabzonspor striker Abdul Majeed Waris looks set to leave Turkey in January, with Manchester United still interested.

Whilst James Wilson is emerging for Manchester United, it seems that Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is well aware that his top three strikers won't play forever.

Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao are all over or approaching 30, and adding a young striker with pace appears to be on van Gaal's wishlist ahead of the January transfer window.

The most frequently linked forward in recent weeks has been Trabzonspor's Ghanaian international Abdul Majeed Waris, who featured at this summer's World Cup.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a superb loan spell in France with Valenciennes last term, but Spartak Moscow decided to sell him to Trabzonspor for €5.5m in September.

Despite scoring just twice for Trabzonspor, Manchester United have recently sent Ryan Giggs to scout the forward, with a €20m price tag bizarrely placed on his head.

Now, according to Eurosport Turkey, Waris has told Trabzonspor that he wants to leave in the January transfer window having failed to settle in Turkey.

Agent Armand Kaya has been called in to accelerate his exit, but United aren't the only team monitoring Waris' situation.

Qatari outfit Lekhwiya have been strongly linked of late having had a bid rejected, whilst French side Bordeaux are looking to give him a return to Ligue 1.

The €20m price tag appears to have dropped to €12m, according to reports, and that is a much more realistic asking price as United continue to be touted as a possible destination for Waris.

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