Manchester United are keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper claims that the Red Devils may consider the Frenchman as a cheaper alternative to Erling Haaland, with the club concerned they may not have the funds to finance a move for the Norwegian.
Plea would certainly be cheaper, with Gladbach expected to sell the 28-year-old for around £15m, but he is hardly a prolific goalscorer, having bagged only 12 goals in 37 appearances this season.
The France international has been linked with United in past transfer windows, and it may be the case that they are considering him as a stop-gap, with Edinson Cavani’s future also in doubt.
There will be competition for Plea’s signature, though. Arsenal are also believed to be tracking the forward. The Gunners are expected to sell both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah this summer, with the two strikers having just one year left on their contracts.