Man Utd ‘inquire about Choupo-Moting as they target Bayern Munich goal machine to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in January’

MANCHESTER UNITED have inquired about the availability of Bayern Munich striker Eric Choupo-Moting, according to reports.

The Red Devis are believed to be in the market for a striker with Cristiano Ronaldo possibly set to leave in January.

Eric Choupo-Moting is in wonderful form this season

Eric Choupo-Moting is in wonderful form this season
Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United in January

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United in January.
United were linked with a transfer move for Choupo-Moting last week following his impressive form in Bundesliga.

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And now Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claims United have submitted an inquiry for the forward.

But the journalist adds that the former Stoke player will stay at Bayern and the German champions will open up contract talks with the striker after the World Cup.

German outlet Bild report Choupo-Moting wants to pen one last lucrative contract while he remains at his peak.

United will likely continue to monitor his situation with Choupo-Moting out of contract at the end of the season.

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Bayern are set to open talks over a new deal as the Cameroon international has hit terrific form this season.

The 33-year-old has ten goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.

And his five goals in eight league games means he averages a goal every 75 minutes in league competition.

Manchester City star Erling Haaland is the only striker in Europe’s top five leagues with a better hit rate, averaging a goal every 53 minutes – so Choupo-Moting is ahead of Harry Kane, Neymar and former team-mate Robert Lewandowski.

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Given Ronaldo’s struggles in front of goal this campaign it is little surprise Erik ten Hag is looking for replacements.

Ronaldo has started in each of United’s last four games but failed to find the net and he could move on in January amid internet from Napoli.