According to recent reports, striker Matthew Hoppe has agreed it in principle with Schalke that he can leave in the summer, should a suitable offer come in.
Since his arrival in Germany, the young forward has grown to become one of the country’s most highly-rated strikers.
After being thrust into action following a series of injuries to several first-team players, Hoppe has done well, despite his side’s impending relegation.
Although still fresh-faced when it comes to top-tier European football, the young American has netted five times in 15 domestic appearances.
The 20-year-old’s impressive rise has seen him linked with several top clubs, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils.
According to a recent report from TransferMarkt, United, along with other interested parties such as Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, have been handed a timely boost in their pursuit.
TransferMarkt claim that the striker has a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ in place with Schalke’s decision-makers, who have agreed to let him leave in the summer should a suitable offer come in, expected to be within the region of £6m – £8.5m.