Manchester United are looking into the possibility of signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to reports. The Red Devils have already decided to target Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish in the summer transfer window with Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer making plans for next season.
The Manchester Evening News claim United are using data analytics similar to Liverpool and Manchester City to identify the striker they want to sign.
And that has led to them looking at Werner as one of the players who could be recruited.
The 24-year-old has been in sensational form this season, netting 27 goals and providing 12 assists in all competitions.
That has led to a number of Premier League clubs being linked with him including United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
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Solskjaer has already identified Sancho and Grealish as top targets with a forward the third signing he would like to make.
United are also weighing up whether to make Odion Ighalo’s loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua permanent when the summer window opens.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has also been linked with the Red Devils after making comments plunging his future at Tottenham into doubt.
United are still tracking transfer targets despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
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Earlier this month, Woodward warned clubs could spend less this summer in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic though.
“Nobody should be under any illusions about the scale of challenge facing everyone in football,” said Woodward.
“It may not be ‘business as usual’ for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer.
“As ever, our priority is the success of the team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including timings of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality.
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“On this basis, I cannot help feeling that speculation around transfers of individual players for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities that face the sport.
“It’s also important to acknowledge the part played by our successful business in allowing us to fulfil our social responsibilities.
“We have always believed that our commercial model gives us greater resilience than most clubs and we are grateful for the enduring support of our commercial partners in helping us achieve that.”
At the time the Premier League was suspended, United sat in fifth and were closing the gap on Chelsea above them as they looked to finish in the top four and secure Champions League qualification.
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