MANCHESTER UNITED have been told by Bayern Munich how much it would cost to sign Marcel Sabitzer on a permanent basis according to reports.

Sabitzer joined the Red Devils in a deadline day loan moan following the news that Christian Eriksen would be out until April or May with an ankle injury.

Marcel Sabitzer in action for Manchester United against Leeds.


Marcel Sabitzer in action for Manchester United against Leeds.Credit: AFP
Marcel Sabitzer in action for Manchester United.


Marcel Sabitzer in action for Manchester United.Credit: Rex

The Austrian midfielder was thrown into action quicker than he may have envisaged after Casemiro picked up a three-match ban for his red card against Crystal Palace.

He made his debut from the bench in that same game and was handed his first start against Leeds and impressed in Erik Ten Hag’s midfield.

German outlet Sport Bild have reported that the German champions are asking for a fee of £18million for the Austrian international but would be open to negotiating in the summer.

The German outfit will be keen to make a profit on a player who has featured for them 54 times.

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The report added that Bayern feel £18million is a fair price for a player they paid £14million for in 2021 from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipizig.

Sabitzer himself has admitted that he would be open to making his stay in Manchester permanent.

He said: ” It’s a loan at the moment, that’s all I can say. 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.”

Sabitzer and Manchester United are next in action on Sunday when they host Leicester City at Old Trafford.

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