English sides keep tabs on Cop

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HITC Sport understands a host of English clubs are tracking prolific Croatian striker Duje Cop.

A number of English sides are weighing up moves for Croatian forward Duje Cop despite his loan switch to Malaga, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Cop is currently on loan at Malaga from Dinamo Zagreb, but Dinamo could still sell him by scrapping the loan move if they receive a suitable offer.

Cop, who can play anywhere across the front line, is regarded as one of the best young strikers in Europe following his goalscoring exploits for Dinamo over the last two years.

The 25-year-old has netted 43 goals in 67 appearances for Dinamo and his performances saw Italian side Cagliari sign him on loan last January.

Cop scored four goals in nine starts for Cagliari, but the club were unable to sign him permanently after suffering relegation from Serie A.

The Croatian international has impressed in pre-season for Malaga with three goals and several of his English suitors are expected to watch the player in action on Friday when Malaga kick-off the new Primera Liga season against Sevilla.

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