BAYERN MUNICH say Marcel Sabitzer will cost Manchester United £16million as Erik ten Hag ponders a permanent move for the loan hit.
The German giants are open to selling the Austria midfielder this summer.
And he’s on Ten Hag’s list of possible signings for the next transfer window after settling quickly in the Premier League.
But the Dutchman is still keen on dream target Frenkie de Jong.
And United are reportedly ready to join rivals like neighbours City, Liverpool and Real Madrid in a summer auction for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham.
But German outlet Bild say Bayern and the Red Devils would both be happy to consider Sabitzer’s loan deal becoming an end-of-season sale.
The 28-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in January to replace long-term injury victim Christian Eriksen.
A minor stumbling block is the lack of an option to buy Sabitzer in his loan arrangement.
But he’s impressed in his first spell in the Premier League.
And that means Bayern are expected to value him at around £16m – about £3m more than they paid RB Leipzig in 2021.
Sabitzer himself has confirmed he’s more than happy at United.
He said: “I like it here. I’m feeling very good here. I like the team, I like the club, the atmosphere in Old Trafford.
“We will see what happens in the summer.
“I had to come in quickly but I enjoy it. I like it so far. The team welcome me very well.
“From the first moment on, I felt very good in the team – good spirit, good goals, we’re a good team. It’s fun.
“The manager talking to me a lot, what he’s expecting from me. I try to fulfil that. I’m feeling good with him and his tactics and I like it so far.”