Utd failed to kidnap Werner
Man Utd have reportedly failed in a last-ditch effort to hijack Timo Werner’s Chelsea exit.
Werner, 26, returned to former club RB Leipzig for £25m – just two years after joining Chelsea for £45m.
The German’s time at Chelsea was mostly a fluke and his poor finish caused much frustration among Blues believers.
However, according to the Manchester Evening News, United were convinced enough to make an 11th-hour bid to try and hijack his move back to Germany.
United have had a torrid time in the transfer window this week, with deals for Marko Arnautovic and Adrien Rabiot drawing huge backlash from fans.
Moreover, a move for former RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko also fell flat as he signed for Leipzig just weeks after meeting United director of football John Murtough.
According to the MEN report, United are now planning to sign would-be Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech, with the Moroccan being a former player under Erik ten Hag when he was at Ajax.
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