Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele has scored nine goals and provided two assists in 20 games for Fulham this campaign Getty

Manchester United have entered the race alongside Tottenham Hotspur for Fulham striker Moussa Dembele as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his frontline in the upcoming January transfer window. The France U20 international has been in fine form for the Championship clubs and has attracted interest from clubs in England and in Europe.

According to the London Evening Standard, the young striker has been on the Red Devils' radar from last summer with the Old Trafford club's scouts keeping regular tabs on the youngster. The Dutch manager will be keen to add to his forward line in January after seeing his team struggle to score goals this campaign. Despite having the best defensive record in the league, they have failed to break down teams having drawn five of their last eight matches.

Anthony Martial is the only recognised striker in the United squad following injury to Wayne Rooney, and the manager has now identified Dembele as a potential addition to his offensive department in January. The 19-year-old striker has been impressive this campaign scoring eight goals and providing two assists in 18 Championship games. He could be available to interested clubs in January as his contract with the west London club ends in the summer, with the youngster yet to sign the four-year new deal that is on offer from his current employers. The Frenchman will also be allowed to sign a pre-contract with interested clubs outside England in January.

Tottenham, on the other hand, have also shown a keen interest and Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that the north London club could bring in a forward in January as a backup for Harry Kane. The report claims that Spurs' head of recruitment Paul Mitchell is a big admirer, and moreover, Dembele fits the mould in terms of the White Hart Lane outfit's philosophy of signing young talented players.