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Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik offered to Manchester United

According to French media, Manchester United has been offered the chance to sign Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik. According to journalist Karim Bennani of GFFN, the French giants are content to let the 28-year-old go this summer. ANP photo via Getty Images After joining Les Phoceens on an 18-month loan from Serie A side Napoli, the Poland international signed a permanent deal at the Stade Velodrome this summer. However, with Jorge Sampaoli no longer in charge, Milik appears to be out of Igor Tudor’s Marseille plans, despite scoring 20 goals in all competitions last season. Arkadiusz Milik of Marseille was offered by Manchester United. Photograph by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images With Cristiano Ronaldo’s future uncertain before the summer transfer window closes in 15 days, Erik ten Hag was eager to bolster his striking options regardless of whether his number seven remained at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial impressed in pre-season, but his hamstring injury on the eve of the new season highlighted the need for reinforcements even more. The Red Devils were unable to sign Slovenian wonderkid Benjamin Sesko and have been linked with a slew of forwards across Europe this summer. United dropped their pursuit of former Stoke City and West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic after receiving a barrage of negative feedback from fans. Getty Images courtesy of Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto. Milik has started both of Marseille’s Ligue 1 games this season and has 30 goals in 55 appearances for the French club. Milik has scored 10+ goals in all competitions in his last four seasons, and having also scored for Napoli and Ajax, the 62-year-old Poland international has proven he can score in Europe’s top leagues. Marseille’s number nine has suffered several serious knee injuries throughout his career, but he has always recovered and continued to score goals. Milik, who is also left-footed, would provide United with a focal point due to his physical prowess. The Pole is a wildcard option, but time is running out for Manchester United’s transfer business, and Ten Hag desperately needs to sign new players before the window closes. Football enthusiast who earned an NCTJ-accredited Diploma in Multimedia Sports Journalism in 2016.