Man Utd set to meet with River Plate strike sensation Julian Alvarez's agent to discuss £17m transfer

MANCHESTER UNITED look set to meet with River Plate star Julian Alvarez's agent to arrange a transfer, reports suggest.

United have joined the transfer race for Alvarez, who has amassed a staggering 18 goals and seven assists in 21 matches so far this season.

According to TyC Sports, the Red Devils have contacted the striker's agent Fernando Hidalgo with a ‘clear intention’, to arrange a meeting, which is scheduled to take place after December 31st.

The 21-year-old sensation has a contract with the Argentine giants until December 31, 2022.

But River Plate are not willing to let the Argentina international go in January and his release clause includes a €20million (£17m) fee.

However, the Manchester giants don't think this is a "crazy amount" and their "interest would not be to buy the forward now".

Therefore, any potential deal is not expected to take place before the upcoming summer.

United may soon be looking for a new striker as Edinson Cavani appears to be on his way out.


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Cavani's contract runs out in June and has been approached by Barcelona as well as Juventus.

Anthony Martial's agent has also revealed that his client wishes to leave Old Trafford.

Martial has also been linked with a host of suitors, such as Sevilla who had a loan offer rejected by the Red Devils.

Ralf Rangnick's successor may want to add another solution to his frontline, which will also include Cristiano Ronaldo, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

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