Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a summer move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, who has been strongly linked with a switch to bitter rivals Liverpool.
The 20-times English champions are known to be in the market for a new forward when the transfer window will be re-opened, having eventually settled on a loan contract for Odion Ighalo in their pursuit in the winter.
Ighalo’s future beyond the end of his loan stay remains uncertain and, while a permanent contract for the Nigeria international remains an option, the Red Devils are considering to make alternative signings.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the club are using extensive data analysis to determine their top transfer targets and RB Leipzig forward has emerged as a surprise option.
The 24-year-old German forward is widely expected to depart from RB Leipzig this summer after founding back of the net 27 times and assisting 12 more in 2019-20 season thus far, with the Merseyside Reds leading the race for his services.
Werner has a £52m release clause in his current deal, which makes him a significantly cheaper option than the Spurs forward Harry Kane, who could be valued at £200m.
In addition to a new forward, the Red Devils also want a new forward and midfielder in the summer, with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish also been their option.