Manchester United FAILED in 'last-ditch attempt to sign Timo Werner'

Man United FAILED in ‘a last-ditch bid to sign Timo Werner’ before he re-joined RB Leipzig from Chelsea as Erik ten Hag now ‘hopes to reunite with Hakim Ziyech’ as his search for a forward goes on

  • Manchester United reportedly failed in a last-minute bid to sign Timo Werner
  • Forward Werner left Chelsea to join former club RB Leipzig earlier this week
  • United are still in the market for a forward having failed to land several targets
  • Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech is reportedly top of manager Erik ten Hag’s wanted list 

Manchester United reportedly failed with a last-ditch attempt to sign Timo Werner from Chelsea.

The German forward left Stamford Bridge this week to re-sign for RB Leipzig in a £25million deal after a torrid two years with the Blues.

According to Manchester Evening News, United had a bid for Werner rejected in their latest embarrassment of a difficult summer as the club tries to rebuild under Erik ten Hag.

Timo Werner left Chelsea this week after two years at the club, where he scored 23 goals

Werner rejoined former side RB Leipzig, who he left for Chelsea in 2020 for £45million

Werner scored 23 goals in 89 games for Chelsea, but regularly struggled for form despite winning the Champions League with the club.

He rejoined former side Leipzig, from whom he left for London for £45million in 2020, instead of moving to United.

United’s difficulties in the transfer window this year have been highlighted on several occasions, headlined by their insistence on bringing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong to the club.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been on the hunt for reinforcements all window

It seems Erik ten Hag’s side have looked elsewhere for now, with the Red Devils closing in on Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot in a £15million deal.

Their search for a forward remains ongoing, however, with Hakim Ziyech reportedly now top of the wanted list at Old Trafford.

The Moroccan international played under ten Hag at Ajax, and the two could reunite if United can meet Chelsea’s valuation.

Hakim Ziyech is now top of ten Hag’s wanted list, but United must meet Chelsea’s valuation

Ten Hag and Ziyech enjoyed plenty of success when working together at Ajax in Holland

The link comes after United were priced out of a move for Ajax’s Antony.

With Anthony Martial injured, Cristiano Ronaldo wanting out and Marcus Rashford linked with a move to PSG, United are desperate to bring in a forward player, but are once again struggling to land any targets.

Ziyech could be the answer to their problems, but there is still lots of work to be done before a deal is agreed.

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