Man Utd transfer blow as Bayern Munich want Yann Sommer after Red Devils targeted David De Gea replacement on a free

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

Man Utd are thought to be eyeing him up as a potential replacement for David de Gea – particularly considering it appears unlikely Dean Henderson will return from his loan spell.

However, Sky are now reporting that German champions Bayern Munich have declared an interest in the shot-stopper.

And they are keen to secure his signature in the January window – just six months before he is set to be released.

That is because their first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer, 36, has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his leg in a skiing accident.

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.

Bayern are also looking at Aston Villa and Argentina star Emi Martinez following his heroics at the World Cup.

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.