Manchester United made an enquiry to sign Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki earlier this month, sources have told Football FanCast.
The club have been searching high and low to sign a forward in this transfer window and have made a number of enquiries for players.
It was reported on Thursday that United had made a bid for AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King and sources familiar with the club’s recruitment plans have informed FFC that they also attempted to buy Pukki.
The Finland international has scored 11 goals for Norwich this season and has been an integral member of Daniel Farke’s squad as they attempt to remain in the Premier League.
The Canaries are currently bottom of the Premier League, six points off safety, and the club rebuffed United’s enquiry as soon as it was tabled.
There is unlikely to be a follow-up bid for the 29-year-old – Norwich were firm that they cannot afford to sell their forward as they look to beat the drop – and United appear to be focusing their efforts on securing the signature of King.
Of course, Marcus Rashford is injured and sources have also confirmed that there was also an enquiry for Napoli forward Dries Mertens.
The Italian club have stood firm on the striker thus far this window, with The Daily Mail reporting that Chelsea also saw a bid rejected for the 32-year-old.
With the transfer window set to close at 11pm on Friday, United are running out of time to bring in a forward.