Man United stung by Mosquito fever

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Manchester United are ready to join the race for promising Brazilian youngster Mosquito. The 17-year-old shot to stardom during this year’s Under-17 World Cup and has shown up on the radar of some of England and Europe’s top clubs, including Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea. And now, according to the Mirror, that list can count the Red Devils, with the reigning Premier League champions looking to bolster their attacking options. The race to sign the Atletico Paranaense player could heat up next January with any deal not to be finalised until Mosquito turns 18 next month. And according to reports, a deal of 4 million pounds could be enough to secure the youngster’s signature.

Hull City are showing interest in signing Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi with The Telegraph reporting that Steve Bruce is waiting to see if the 32-year-old is offered a new contract at St James’ Park. Ameobi is yet to score in the Premier League this season but is considered a first-team starter under Alan Pardew as he has formed an exciting partnership with Loic Remy. However, the Nigeria international’s contract is up at the end of the season and that has alerted Bruce who is a big fan of the towering centre forward, and wants him to lead Hull’s push to stave off relegation.

Finally, Celtic are set to battle Liverpool for Burnley striker Danny Ings. The 21-year-old Ings has taken the Championship by storm this season after scoring 10 goals in 18 appearances. And that type of form has alerted a number of clubs with Liverpool rumoured to especially be keen to sign the England Under-21 international. But according to the Mirror, Celtic are keen to snap up the striker, with Bhoys manager Neil Lennon said to be planning to bulk up his squad with British talent.

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