Manchester United has finally opened talks over a potential move for Amadou Haidara in January, claims German outlet Bild.
This has also been backed by club insider Jonathan Shrager, who claims there is ‘open dialogue’ between the Red Devils and RB Leipzig for the midfielder.
Ralf Rangnick is desperate to sign a midfielder this month and has reportedly made Haidara a priority to be his first signing at Old Trafford.
The Leipzig midfielder is currently playing in the Africa Cup of Nations with Mali, meaning he can’t complete a transfer immediately.
However, if United can agree on a transfer with the Bundesliga club and Haidara also agrees to it, a deal can be finalized once his AFCON duty is done.
The Mali midfielder reportedly has a release clause of around £33m, paying which can allow United to sign him.
Haidara has made 18 appearances for Leipzig this season, scoring 3 goals.