Man Utd to rival Liverpool for transfer of World Cup golden boot winner

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Manchester United are believed to have hijacked Liverpool’s move for the World Cup star and are ‘close’ to sealing the deal.

Manchester United are set to beat rivals Liverpool to the signing of Japan midfielder Hinata Miyazawa, according to reports.

The 23-year-old won the Golden Boot at this summer’s FIFA World Cup and was understood to have flew to the UK earlier this week to seal a move to fellow Women’s Super League side Liverpool but could now be set to join the Red Devils instead.

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Currently plying her trade with WE League club Mynavi Sendai, Miyazawa put in a number of eye catching displays this summer as Japan marched to the quarter finals of the World Cup, scoring five goals including a brace against eventual champions Spain.

Manchester United, who will play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time this season, have already added Reading’s Gemma Evans, Barcelona forward Geyse and young Scotland international Emma Watson to their ranks and Miyazawa could be next on the list.

Despite publications in her homeland had indicated a move to Liverpool was close earlier in the week, ata football report that the young star is now likely to head to Leigh Sports Village, claiming Liverpool could still try and rescue the deal but it seems unlikely.

It is not yet known if the signing of Miyazawa would end the pursuit of Kerolin from North Caroline Courage, who the club have chased throughout the window.

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ManchesterWorld understands their was a growing confidence a fee could be agreed with her club, however, the NWSL outfit were looking for significant fee and reluctant to sell their prize asset while still within a title race in the US.

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