Man Utd among Prem trio ‘preparing an offer’ for Bayern defender

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd target Sule

Man Utd are among three Premier League clubs who are reportedly “preparing an offer” for Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule.

The 26-year-old came through the ranks at Hoffenheim and he has been with Bayern Munich since 2017.

Sule has been a mainstay for the German giants over the past few seasons. He has played over 150 times for them across all competitions.

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The defender’s contract expires in June and he is said to have rejected a new deal.

Fichajes are reporting that Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all “preparing offers” for Sule.

The report also states that Barcelona “have him as an option” ahead of the summer.

Elsewhere, Chris Sutton and Martin Keown agree as they decide whether Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham or West Ham will finish in the top four:

“With their squad, Manchester United should be finishing fourth. Tottenham have games in hand which, if won, would propel them into the top four. They go to United in March, too, so can take control of this race.

“But United won 3-1 at Brentford – where big clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool have failed to win – and followed that up with a 1-0 win over West Ham. I expect the confidence from those wins to start flowing through them.”

Keown added:”I’m going for United, too, but that isn’t to say I’m totally convinced by them. I don’t think Ralf Rangnick, the players and the supporters are even convinced.

“They’ve resembled a team of under-performers for too long, with players like Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho doing nowhere near enough. But they’ve got themselves into a good position.”

When asked if the Premier League title battle was still a three-horse race, Sutton said: “I’d say it’s looking more like a two-horse race now. If Manchester City lost the title from here, I wouldn’t label it a collapse of Devon Loch proportions. That’s because the horse coming up from behind is Red Rum.

“City and Liverpool are both capable of embarking on extraordinary runs and they won’t relent until the very end. Chelsea were my tip at the start of the season because of Romelu Lukaku, but it just isn’t happening for him and Thomas Tuchel. The likelihood is Pep Guardiola will secure his fourth title but it’s far from over.”