MANCHESTER UNITED have been hit with some bad news in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach keeper Yann Sommer, according to reports.
The 34-year-old, who is the No1 choice for the Switzerland national team, is due to become a free agent in the summer when his deal with the Bundesliga club expires.
Yann Sommer played three of Switzerland’s four games at the World CupGetty
And they are keen to secure his signature in the January window – just six months before he is set to be released.
Bayern are believed to have already made contact with his representatives.
But Man Utd will be hoping the Bundesliga giants’ alternative options pay off so they can scoop him up in the summer.
And there is still the possibility that Julian Nagelsmann may not have to sign a keeper at all.
This is because the club are trying to recall Alexander Nubel from his loan at Monaco.
If they are able to do so, it is likely the 26-year-old German will take Neuer’s place for the remainder of the campaign.
Bayern went into the World Cup break top of the Bundesliga table, four points ahead of second-place Freiburg.
They do not return to action until January 20 when they travel to RB Leipzig.