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United back on the trail of Roma's 15m hitman Vucinic

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18 Jun 2009 00:21:45

United back on the trail of Roma's 15m hitman Vucinic

Manchester United have made a renewed inquiry for Roma striker Mirko Vucinic. The 25-year-old has been on United's radar for the past two years after he scored against them in the Champions League quarter final back in 2007. He is 6ft 1ins tall, quick and has the ability to play left wing as well as a central striker which would suit United following Ronaldo's sale and Carlos Tevez's impending departure. United scouts have watched him several times when he has scored vital goals in the Champions League against Real Madrid and Chelsea. There are reservations about his consistency but his goalscoring record is good. Montenegro international Vucinic told Italian media last week that he had only heard rumours of United interest via the newspapers but he has since told team mates United are genuine and is hoping the Old Trafford club follow up with a firm offer. Roma are in financial difficulties and would want around £15m for a player they paid Lecce £7m for in 2006. United are continuing to scour the market for attacking players. They hope to conclude a £15m deal for Wigan winger Antonio Valencia over the next week but Valencia striker David Villa wants to remain in Spain with his wife due to give birth in October.  Real Madrid and Barcelona are in a straight fight for the Spain international while they are also in pole position for Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.


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