Manchester United have already let go two strikers in the form of Colombian international Radamel Falcao and Dutch star Robin van Persie.
Now, the Red Devils badly lack quality and depth in their strike-force. To make matters even worse, reports suggest that Louis van Gaal has told Mexican striker Javier Hernandez that he is free to leave the club as well.
In such a scenario, it will be baffling if United do not sign a top quality striker before the transfer window closes tomorrow.
As per the provided Telegraph link, Manchester United have closed in and held talks with Brazilian side Corinthians regarding the transfer of Alexandre Pato.
The former AC Milan star has proven his quality in Europe but persistent injuries have not helped him progress well and hence United are unsure about signing the Samba star.
The 25-year-old Pato has scored no fewer than 115 goals in his career, however, his recent record has not been brilliant and signing him will be a huge gamble.