Manchester United are set to challenge Spanish giants Real Madrid for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer.
The Old Trafford club are set for a significant January outlay, despite having spent big money on players in the summer.
That activity in the transfer market appears to be paying off for the Red Devils, who now sit third in the premier league.
Louis van Gaal has now cast his eyes on Leverkusen star Kramer in an attempt to continue pushing for a return to the Champions League.
Kramer has impressed for Borussia Monchengladbach, where he is on loan.
As a result, he’s featured for the German national side, and started for them in the World Cup final, which they won.
Man Utd are keen on a player who will undoubtedly improve their midfield options, which remain weak despite their recent success, according to Talksport.
However, they will have to compete with Real Madrid if they want to sign him, which could prove difficult, given Real’s power in the transfer market.