Erik ten Hag is targeting Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic as a possible signing as he seeks to strengthen Manchester United’s depleted attacking options. The fee would be in the region of £10m for the 33-year-old.
With Cristiano Ronaldo wishing to leave United and Mason Greenwood indefinitely suspended, Ten Hag’s only recognised central striker is Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman, however, has a hamstring problem and was ruled out of Sunday’s season-opener against Brighton at Old Trafford. It further highlighted the paucity of the manager’s resources in the dedicated striker position.
Arnautovic scored 14 times in Serie A last season for Bologna and has two years left of his contract. He has considerable Premier League experience, having played for Stoke City and West Ham. The Austrian scored 22 goals in 65 appearances for the Hammers and netted 26 times in 145 games for the former.
Anrnautovic, who has 33 goals in 102 Austria matches, has also played for Twente, Internazionale, and Shanghai Port.