MANCHESTER UNITED are leading the transfer race for PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo, reports suggest.
Gakpo, 23, has enjoyed a stunning start at the 2022 World Cup by leading the Netherlands to a 2-0 victory over Senegal on Monday as he was the one that opened the scoring in Qatar.
The winger keeps raising his stock while under the watchful eye of several Premier League clubs, such as United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Leeds, Southampton and West Ham.
According to CalcioMercato, however, the Red Devils are “above all” else in the ongoing bidding war for the Netherlands international.
The same report suggests the Manchester giants have “taken more information” than their fellow suitors.
That means United could land the forward as early as the January transfer window.
Gakpo would cost a minimum of €50million (£43m) to move after he returns from the World Cup.
United may soon look for an attacker to replace club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Red Devils terminated Ronaldo’s contract via mutual agreement after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s bombshell interview with SunSport columnist Piers Morgan.
And Gakpo could be a perfect successor as he has stood out this season with PSV in both the Eredivisie and the Europa League.
The Dutchman has amassed a staggering 13 goals and 17 assists in 24 appearances across all competitions.
Gakpo has also been previously linked with a blockbuster move to Real Madrid.