Bayern Munich are set to fend Manchester United away from their star winger Arjen Robben by offering the talented wide player a new contract to stay at the Bundesliga club.
Louis van Gaal is keen to add a talented winger to the club, and Robben is his preferred target, having worked closely with him in the past at both Bayern and with the Dutch national side.
The leaders of the German league are worried that Van Gaal will be able to tempt him into making the move back to the Premier League, and therefore intend to act before Man Utd do.
Robben only signed a new deal with the Bundesliga champions last season, but the club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already opened talks with his representatives.
They want to extend his deal until 2018, according to the Daily Star.
Man Utd will test Robben’s commitment to the club by making a bid of around £24 million.