Man Utd 'plotting Wolves and West Ham raids' and preparing to offer double salaries

Matheus Cunha is wanted by Manchester United (Image: Getty)

Manchester United have set their sights on Wolves’ £60 million-rated striker, Matheus Cunha. The Red Devils are also reportedly tracking West Ham’s African sensation, Mohammed Kudus.

Old Trafford scouts have been keeping a close eye on Brazilian forward Cunha throughout the last season and he is believed to be high on their list of targets as they seek to fill the void left by Anthony Martial, according to the Mirror. With only two senior strikers, Rasmus Hojlund and Marcus Rashford, at Erik ten Hag’s disposal, a new forward is among the top priorities for the summer signings.

Despite being at Wolves for just one season, 25-year-old Cunha has caught United’s attention. After his £44 million move from Atletico Madrid last summer, Cunha made an immediate impact in his debut Premier League season, scoring 14 goals and providing eight assists.

He fits the bill for the type of player Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to bring to United – aggressive, dynamic and ambitious. While Wolves will fight to keep Cunha, who earns around £60,000 per week, United are ready to double his wages to lure him to Old Trafford.

In addition to Cunha, United are also interested in West Ham’s 23-year-old Ghanaian forward Kudus, who scored 14 goals last season after moving from Ajax, where he was coached by Ten Hag.

However, United may face competition from Liverpool for Kudus’ signature as they prepare for the potential departure of Mo Salah, who has been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League ahead of next season.