Manchester United make move for Bayern Munich star – report
Manchester United have enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule, according to sport1 (opens in new tab).
The Red Devils have conceded 48 goals this season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his defensive options ahead of next term.
Sule has emerged as a leading target for United, who have reportedly sounded Bayern out over a potential £51.9m transfer.
The former Hoffenheim man has become an integral part of Niko Kovac’s team this campaign, making 27 appearances in the Bundesliga.
Bayern see the 23-year-old as the future of their defence, although they could be willing to listen to offers in excess of £50m.
Sule is contracted at the Allianz Arena until 2022, but United hope to bring him to Old Trafford ahead of next season.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).