Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have been alerted by the Daily Star that an unnamed Qatari side has submitted a bid of £9.5 million for Trabzonspor striker Abdul Majeed Waris.
The Ghanaian international is a transfer target for United and assistant manager Ryan Giggs travelled to Turkey to monitor the player in a Europa League game recently.
Beforehand, the Red Devils thought they were the only club to be pursuing the 23-year-old but it has since emerged they could be beaten to him.
This is after Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu confirmed that they have received a bid from an unnamed Qatari side.
“We have received offers for our foreign players. A €12 million (£9.5m) offer has been made for Waris,” he told a Turkish TV show.
To add to United’s awkward situation, Waris’ agent Phil Radley has come out and said that he is completely unaware of Louis van Gaal’s interest.
“I wasn’t aware of Manchester United travelling to the Europa League fixture – but Premier League interest does not surprise me,” added Radley.
“There were Premier League clubs looking at Waris in the summer, but he was unlucky at the World Cup – he picked up a thigh injury in Ghana’s final warm-up game – were it not for that he would have started alongside Asamoah Gyan and then I think those clubs would have come in for him.”
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