Man Utd transfer news: Manchester United hope to land Timo Werner in January
Werner has emerged as a target for United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side struggle to find the net.
United have scored just 13 goals in 11 games and sit 10th in the table after losing 1-0 to Bournemouth yesterday.
And, according to the Sunday Mirror, Werner is now on United’s radar and they believe the promise of regular football will see them edge in front of their rivals.
Werner was linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the summer but ended up staying at RB Leipzig.
He scored a hat-trick and got three assists as RB Leipzig beat Mainz 8-0 yesterday in another reminder to his potential suitors.
The 23-year-old penned a new deal with the German side after missing out on a move in the summer but it contains a surpassingly low release clause of £27m.
That would make a deal for either of the Premier League sides fairly straight forward for January.
Man Utd transfer news: Timo Werner has impressed for RB Leipzig again this term
However the complications will start if both, plus Bayern offer to pay the money.
Werner would then have a decision to make on his future and where he will get more football.
United are unable to offer Champions League football but may be the most likely to offer regular first team game time.
Liverpool’s attack is built around Roberto Firmino while Bayern still have Robert Lewandowski banging the goals in.
Werner’s nine Bundesliga goals sees him behind only Lewandowski on 14 in the scoring charts this term.
United sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in the summer and loaned Alexis Sanchez to the same club leaving them short up top.
Marcus Rashford has impressed in recent weeks with a double against Chelsea last week but came up short against Bournemouth.
Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood are Solskjaer’s only other options in attack and he admitted they were lacking quality yesterday.
He said: “We are disappointed but when you come to places like this you have to take control of the game.
“We did not and we could not get the goal. We were missing some quality at times.
“Maybe I should have started some others. I think we started the game well though so maybe that was not the case. We have to win games like this.”