Manchester United are ready to land the players they need to change things at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have been linked with several assets over the last couple of weeks, and now it looks like they’re getting closer to land some big names.
United are reportedly set to pursue Bundesliga stars Kai Havertz and Thomas Muller in January, as a move for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale looks more unlikely by the day. Following a disappointing start to the season, Manchester need to bolster their attack and these two sound like very good options to lift the level of the club.
The Mirror report their two top targets for the winter window are Havertz and Müller, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward approving a double bid for the Bundesliga duo worth a combined £125 million.
The club sent scouts to Germany to see both players. Unfortunately, Havertz couldn’t play because of an illness, but Muller had the chance to show his talents to them in Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win over Union Berlin.
Muller is seen as a short-term option for the club, somebody who could serve as a mentor for the younger players. Havertz, on the other hand, will be a great signing for them, given his quality and all the good things he’s shown with Bayer Leverkusen. However, this move will cost £85 million for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
They’re ready to pursue both these players in January, but one that isn’t on the radar of the club is Gareth Bale, as Manchester are worried about the Welshman’s fitness, as well as his huge salary demands, as per the Mirror.
Bale could land in Manchester ultimately, but he’d have to sign a different deal with the Red Devils than the one he has with Madrid, something very unlikely for him.