Manchester United prepare record transfer fee for Zambian striker. He has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances

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Manchester United might just have identified the perfect alternative to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

According to a report from Salzburger Nachrichten via Daily Express, the Red Devils are interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka.

The 22-year-old has scored 27 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for Salzburg so far this season, including 20 strikes in just 18 appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga.

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The report claims the forward is valued at just €20m (£17m) and is expected to bring in a record transfer fee for Salzburg.

Salzburg’s current record sale is Erling Haaland, who joined Borussia Dortmund in a €20m deal, and Daka’s value is expected to rise if he continues his prolific form.

Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in signing the Zambian striker.