According to rumours in Germany, Manchester United have held negotiations with Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic about a possible summer transfer.
The Austria international transferred from Admira Wacker to Stuttgart in 2019, where he made an immediate impression at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
He has 24 goals in 57 games in all competitions for the Bundesliga club and is now garnering interest from clubs around Europe.
Man United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea have all been connected with the 25-year-old in the past year, and Kalajdzic has not ruled out a summer move.
“There will be no rush job. It’s about finding what’s best for me,” Kalajdzic said at the beginning of June.
“Nothing is out of the question, I’m open to everything. I don’t know where the journey is going. There are many things going on in the background.”
And Sky Germany confirms that Kalajdzic is a “candidate for numerous Premier League clubs,” with a move to Manchester United being “especially appealing.”
He was a ‘potential transfer target’ for Bayern Munich, but despite Robert Lewandowksi’s departure, the Bundesliga champions ‘never showed any serious interest’.
According to the report, there have been “early negotiations” with Manchester United about a summer transfer, with the Red Devils aiming to “improve” their assault.
Erik ten Hag and the Manchester United recruitment staff do not regard him as a potential successor for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has asked to leave Old Trafford, but rather as a player who can relieve him and Bruno Fernandes of the goal-scoring burden.
Meanwhile, Scott McTominay has been impressed by the initial impression that Ten Hag is giving the Man Utd players.
“He’s got an idea of the way he wants to play, and he executes it really, really well in terms of getting across to the players,” McTominay told the club’s official website.
“It’s the same with [assistant coach] Mitchell [van der Gaag]. The philosophy and the ideas of the style of play for us [are] clear to see.
“It’s up to us as players now to really take the message on board and push with everything we’ve got, all year.”