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Man United face another transfer rejection as Bayern Munich makes a ‘first bid’ for a Red Devils target

Bayern Munich reportedly made the first offer for Manchester United target Konrad Laimer.

Erik ten Hag’s side had already dispatched scouts to study the RB Leipzig midfielder, but despite their initial offer being rejected, they may lose out to Bayern Munich.

According to Bild, the German conglomerate offered £20.7 million for the Austrian, but that price was rejected because they expect to collect a sum of up to £26 million to part with the guy who has only one year left on his contract.

Laimer’s contract did have a £30.2 million release clause, but it expired on June 30.

He would be a cheaper alternative in midfield than some of United’s other transfer targets, given the club has reportedly negotiated a cost with Barcelona of £56.2 million plus add-ons for Frenkie de Jong.

Christian Eriksen has also been connected following the expiration of his Brentford contract, and it appears to be a direct shootout between United and Brentford for his signature after Tottenham cooled their interest.

Ralf Rangnick reportedly recommended Laimer as part of a major summer restructure at Old Trafford

Eriksen assisted in Denmark’s 2-1 loss to Austria in June, while United scouts were reportedly present and able to keep a close eye on both the Dane star and Laimer as they assess their alternatives in midfield.

According to The Mail, incoming Austria head coach and former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly recommended Laimer as part of a major summer restructure at Old Trafford.

Laimer has rejected a new deal with Leipzig, who may be more willing to transfer the 25-year-old to United rather than the Bundesliga champions after losing both Dayot Upamencano and Marcel Sabitzer in the last year.

Laimer discussed his future with Bild in May, “As of now, I’m playing for RB Leipzig. My contract runs until 2023 and [it] doesn’t make sense to talk about it [transfer rumours] in this current, decisive phase of the season.

“Otherwise, there would only be unrest and I’d have to worry about things that aren’t the most important right. I’ll be 25 in May and have enough experience to make such decisions clearly. I need a good feeling. I have to like what people tell me. It’s about the plan with me and with the team. Of course, it’s also about goals. If I’m convinced of that, I’ll do it.

“Every player and every situation is different. What happened to one player doesn’t necessarily happen to another. Sometimes it also depends on what type of player you are and what makes you tick. Getting information is good, but I make decisions myself. I concentrate on myself, not on the way of others.”

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