Manchester United overtake Tottenham as favourites to sign Breel Embolo

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Manchester United lead the chase to sign Breel Embolo.

Albania's Amir Abrashi in action with Switzerland's Breel EmboloAlbania's Amir Abrashi in action with Switzerland's Breel Embolo

Manchester United have overtaken their Premier League and European competitors in the race to sign Swiss star Breel Embolo.

Bookies BetStars report they have seen a surge in the backing from punters for Embolo heading to Old Trafford, and have priced the Red Devils at 13/8 on to snap up the 19-year-old.

Ian Marmion of BetStars told HITC: "His pace and goal-scoring exploits have made him one of the brightest talents in Europe, so it’s no surprise Jose is keen to bring him to Old Trafford. We’re calling it that Embolo will be at Old Trafford next season.

In second place as favourites to land Embolo are Tottenham Hotspur, just 2/1 to land the striker.

Switzerland's Breel Embolo and Bosnia and Herzegovina's goalkeeper Jasmin Buric in actioSwitzerland's Breel Embolo and Bosnia and Herzegovina's goalkeeper Jasmin Buric in action

Embolo is one of many names linked to Tottenham as support for Harry Kane, along with Michy Batshuayi and Vincent Janssen.

The Basel star is coveted by several sides, with Wolfsburg 3/1 and Liverpool 7/1 to snap him up.

Swiss website 20 Minutes last week claimed United were keen on signing Embolo, who featured as a substitute in Switzerland's opening Euro 2016 game, a 1-0 win over Albania.

The Telegraph had reported in late May that Embolo was a high priority target for Tottenham. 

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