Man United face competition from Italy for €20m rated striker who has been involved in 21 goals

England's defender Michael Keane (2L) vies with Kosovo's forward Vedat Muriqi (2R) during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A football match between England and Kosovo at St Mary's stadium in Southampton, southern England on September 10, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United face competition from Lazio for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi according to Corriere dello Sport [via Tuttomercatoweb].

Per the source, the priority for Lazio is Olivier Giroud but they are also interested in Muriqi who they have been scouting for months.

Muriqi would set them back at least €20m and he is under contract until 2023 so it is unlikely that Lazio will have much bargaining power in negotiations.

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The striker was reported as being depressed by Fotospor that Fenerbahce blocked a potential move to Manchester United in January.

Muriqi had a goal drought after the end of the transfer window which last until last week when he scored his first goal since the end of January.

The powerful striker has been directly involved in 21 goals this season scoring 15 times and providing six assists in all competitions.

Fenerbahce planned to keep Muriqi on next season as they were aiming for Champions League football.

However, after dropping out the title race and with a runners-up spot looking unlikely they could be forced to sell to meet their Financial Fair Play requirements after facing mounting debts.