Manchester United close on Dzeko

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Manchester United are lining up a summer bid for giant Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian striker has caught United's eye by blasting three goals in five Champions League games - including one at Old Trafford during the Reds 2-1 win earlier this season.

And he gets another chance to impress when United travel to Germany to take on his club in Europe this week.

United's assistant boss Mike Phelan admits the Reds are keeping tabs on Dzeko and reckons he is perfect for the Premier League.

He said: "Any major football league would be interested in a player like that and I'm sure there are numerous clubs looking at him as a possible target.

"He has shown good form and he is a talented footballer. We are looking at talent all the time and we are in there with the rest of them. He has impressed because he came into the Champions League on the back of a very good season. He showed his threat in the game at Old Trafford and he continues to do that in the Champions League. He appeals because he is a tall boy and is skilful and in some ways he is an ideal player for the league in England.

"He has stature, his feet are good and he is producing some very good performances. I am sure everybody has looked at him and thought about him.

"I don't think it is a surprise what he has done.''

Sourced from: The Belfast Telegraph