MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly failed in a last-ditch attempt to hijack Timo Werner’s Chelsea exit.
The German’s time at Chelsea was largely hit and miss, with his poor finishing causing lots of frustration among The Blues faithful.
Additionally, a move for former RB Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko also fell flat due to him signing for Leipzig just a few weeks after meeting with United football director John Murtough.
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United are now lining up a move to sign wantaway Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech according to MEN’s report, with the Moroccan a former player under Erik ten Hag while at Ajax.
United’s transfer recruitment this window has largely come down to players who Ten Hag has either previously worked with or who he wanted from his time at Ajax.
Lisandro Martinez fits the former category and Tyrell Malacia fits the latter, while former Tottenham and Brentford star Christian Eriksen is an exception to this rule – although the Dane did previously play for Ajax.
Ziyech, 29, is under contract at Chelsea until 2025, but the arrival of Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge has made him surplus to requirements under Thomas Tuchel.
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United are also said to be interested in Cody Gakpo from PSV.
A window which started with promise with the potential arrival of Frenkie de Jong grows more desperate by the day for United, and with less than three weeks to go until the window closes time is running out to make it a success.