Manchester United linked with shock transfer deadline day swoop for Ahmed Musa
Manchester United are being linked with a shock transfer deadline day swoop for CSKA Moscow attacking star Ahmed Musa.
The Daily Mirror are reporting that United are chasing the speedy Musa, who would cost around £20m to snare from his Russian club in the final hours of the transfer window.
Premier League leaders Leicester are also being linked with a move for 23-year-old Musa, who has scored six goals in his 18 appearances for CSKA Moscow this season.
Musa caught the eye in the two games he played against United in this season's Champions League, with boss Louis van Gaal eager to add some dynamism and pace to his attacking unit for the final months of the season.
A late bid for fresh attacking talent would come as a welcome boost for United, who have struggled to find a cutting edge to their team in recent months, with under-pressure boss Louis van Gaal unsure what reception he will face from the Old Trafford crowd for Tuesday night's Premier League game against Stoke.
Captain Wayne Rooney has carried much of the goal scoring burden for United this season, yet a move for Musa would appear to be something of a gamble of the story develops on deadline day.
United and the rest of the Premier League clubs have until 11pm on Monday night to make additions to their squad after what has been one of the most unspectacular January transfer windows on record.