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Man Utd have clear transfer stance on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Man United plot January Bundesliga raid with four stars on the radar

Manchester United have no interest in signing Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting during the January transfer window, according to Fussball News.

The Red Devils are aiming to reinforce their centre-forward department in January and they are looking to sign a new striker on a temporary basis until the summer.

RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is one of the candidates on their radar and the club have also been linked with a surprise move for experienced Bayern star Choupo-Moting.

The Cameroonian has given the green light to speak with United over a January transfer, but Fussball News claim that the club have no interest in his services.

The Red Devils look set to change their transfer policy under the new management. They are targeting younger signings and want to avoid recruiting experienced stars.

Meanwhile, United can only afford a loan deal for a striker. This is not possible with Choupo-Moting. Bayern want a transfer fee despite his contract expiring in the summer.

United more likely to land Werner this month

Choupo-Moting has had a surprisingly good career at Bayern. Since the start of last season, he has scored 20 times for the Bavarian giants across all competitions.

The 34-year-old is no longer an assured starter with Harry Kane and Mathys Tel ahead of him in the pecking order. He could move on in the coming weeks.

It appears United are not interested in signing him despite the speculation. They could lean towards a loan deal for Werner instead. The German suits their needs.

Werner is available on a short-term deal until the end of the campaign. Like Choupo-Moting, he has Premier League experience and would be a handy acquisition.

The 27-year-old was prone to squandering big chances during his time at Chelsea, but may want a chance to redeem himself. He has the ability to play up front or out wide.

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