Manchester United are being held up in their attempts to sign Marcel Sabitzer amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur.

Bayern Munich want around £22million for Manchester United loanee Marcel Sabitzer this summer according to Florian Plettenberg.

Sky Germany reporter Plettenberg has taken to Twitter to claim that Bayern have set their asking price for Sabitzer at around €25million (£22million).

Plettenberg states that Manchester United do still want to sign Sabitzer permanently.

The Red Devils pounced to sign Sabitzer on loan late in the January transfer window but the deal has no purchase option.

Bayern do seem willing to sell but Plettenberg suggests that there has been ‘no development’ in talks over a deal.

That’s because United’s ownership situation still hasn’t been resolved and they seemingly aren’t pressing ahead with a deal until a takeover moves closer.

That opens the door for other clubs to potentially swoop in – and Tottenham Hotspur may well be one of them…Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want Marcel Sabitzer
The Daily Star reported in April that Tottenham were joining the race to sign Sabitzer.

Aston Villa and West Ham United were mentioned too, seemingly sensing that Manchester United may be stalling.

Tottenham are likely to need more midfield quality this summer, especially if they go for a manager like Arne Slot, who needs some real technical quality in his engine room.

Sabitzer provides energy off the ball as well as quality on it, and we have seen glimpses of that in a Manchester United shirt.

Sabitzer would be a player for an instant impact at 29 and Tottenham will have to decide whether they want that type of player or somebody for the future; much will depend on a new manager.

If Spurs really are keen on Sabitzer though, they will be watching these United developments very closely.

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