Manchester United’s hopes of signing Marcel Sabitzer on a permanent basis will reportedly hinge on Bayern Munich dropping their asking price.
Sabitzer completed a six month loan move to Old Trafford in January as the club looked to add competition and cover to their squad following the injury picked up by Christian Eriksen.
The Austrian has impressed since making the move to the Premier League side, scoring three goals and providing one assist in 13 appearances for the Red Devils.
Sabitzer is said to be enjoying life at United, and both parties are said to be keen on making the 29-year-old’s move to Manchester a permanent one.
However, according to The Sun, that move could hinge on Bayern Munich dropping their asking price.
They claim that Bayern ‘would not stand in his way’ of a transfer, but will ask for a fee of £20 million plus around £5m in add-ons for a player who still has two years left to run on his deal in Bavaria.
Manchester United are thought to be keen to strengthen in midfield this summer, although it is not their priority position, with the club in need of adding a proven goalscorer to their ranks.
Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen and Gonçalo Ramos have all been linked, though would eat up a good chunk of United’s budget, with Kane and Osimhen, in particular, said to be valued at over £100m.
The club have also been linked with signing a goalkeeper, a central defender and a right back this summer, while they are also in the race to sign Jude Bellingham who will cost any potential suitor over £100 million.
United’s transfer budget is thought to not yet be finalised, with the long-running saga of a potential takeover still yet to be decided. The Glazers have set a deadline of April 28th for third and final bids to be submitted.