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Manchester United suffer massive transfer blow as Timo Werner is on the ‘verge’ of joining Tottenham

Manchester United have reportedly been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

According to Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg, Tottenham Hotspur are in final negotiations to sign Werner on a six-month loan.

The 27-year-old is also ready to leave Leipzig’s training camp once the deal is finalised.

Man United want to bolster their attacking ranks in the winter transfer window. 

They were linked to a temporary move for the German striker, and the latter was also open to a switch to Old Trafford.

Man United are short of options to boost their attack

Signing Werner would not have been a perfect solution to United’s goalscoring woes. 

His flop tenure at Chelsea signalled that he is not destined to shine in the Premier League. 

However, signing Werner for the remainder of the campaign would have been an acceptable bet given the club needs to be prudent in the market.

United’s current front line has misfired this season, scoring merely 22 league goals in 20 games.

Only Burnley (20) and Sheffield United (15) have scored fewer goals than the Red Devils in the English top flight. They are the bottom two teams in the Premier League.

Man United have no interest in signing Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Rasmus Hojlund will hope that his match-winning strike against Aston Villa could turn his fortunes in front of goal.

Anthony Martial has endured another difficult season, scoring just once. 

He is regularly on the injury list and has missed the last three league games due to illness.

The Frenchman is an unreliable back-up striker, and United must sign a replacement this month.