Manchester United ‘make enquiry’ for Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots his summer transfer business
- Manchester United are said to be keen on Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule
- Reports in Germany say that the Premier League club have ‘made an enquiry’
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his squad to bridge the gap in quality
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his squad this summer with a new defender high on the priority list.
According to sport1, Sule has become an integral part of Bayern’s side in recent months and has caught the eye in Manchester.
Manchester United have ‘made an enquiry’ for Bayern Munich central defender Niklas Sule
Sule has established himself in Bavaria and has gone on to make 36 appearances, scoring one goal, this season.
United look set to sell at least one centre back this summer with Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly facing uncertain futures at Old Trafford.
Interest in Sule has grown after seeing his pace and power show itself consistently in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
Sule, pictured marking Sadio Mane in this season’s Champions League, is highly sought-after
There is no exit clause in Sule’s current contract, which runs until 2022, and estimates in Germany place the defender’s market value at more than £40million.
Links to United could see Bayern react and offer a contract extension as they will be reluctant to lose one of Europe’s most promising young defenders.
After a Champions League exit to Barcelona, Solskjaer bemoaned the gap in quality between United and Europe’s elite and insisted an overhaul is needed from the players to the coaches.
‘We know there’s work to be done,’ Solskjaer said following a 3-0 defeat in Spain.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bolster his squad to get United challenging for titles once again
‘I’ve said all along this isn’t going to change overnight. The next few years are going to be massive to get to the level of Barcelona and other teams.
‘We’re on with the job and have spoken to the players. We need to get the best out of each other and create an environment of top-class attitude.
‘We’ve got good players to work with but, as I said, we’ve got a rebuilding job. It starts with the coaches and players, and with one or two additions.’