Manchester United striker Federico Macheda wanted by West Brom

03 January 2011 10:16
West Brom are hoping to sign Manchester United striker Federico Macheda on loan.[LNB]Baggies manager Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed his interest on signing the 19-year-old on a temporary basis but he could face competition from a number of other  clubs. Italian side Sampdoria are confident of securing a deal.[LNB]Di Matteo was initially interested in acquiring the services of Macheda for a spell at the start of last season.[LNB] On the move? Manchester United striker Federico Macheda[LNB]There is much work to be done before any possible switch to the Hawthorns for Macheda goes ahead.[LNB]But Di Matteo admitted: 'Macheda is someone we looked at right at the start of last season. He's a striker, we are after a striker and we have to look at whether Manchester United will let him join us.'[LNB]Di Matteo has also been linked with Aston Villa's John Carew who has slipped down the pecking order.[LNB]Injuries to defenders Pablo Ibanez (hamstring) and Steven Reid (knee) during Saturday's 2-1 defeat against United mean Di Matteo is also considering adding in that department.[LNB]He said: 'We have to look at that possibility.'[LNB]Jonas Olsson is still sidelined with an Achilles injury while Gabriel Tamas is only one game into a three-match ban. But Gonzalo Jara will return after a one-game suspension for tomorrow's clash at Fulham.[LNB] Fergie renews agent attack by claiming they want too much for average starsGraham Poll: Neville and Johnson were lucky not to have seen redMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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