Real Madrid star Antonio Rudiger confirmed His £30m international teammate have agreed personal terms with Man United

The Red Devils have had a difficult season by their high standards and they are currently sixth in the Premier League and bottom of their Champions League group.

Their defensive record has been a cause for concern with 38 goals allowed in all competitions and it is claimed that United could look to reinforce their backline this winter.

A new centre-back is likely to be pursued and Kicker claim that the club are interested in Tah, who has been pivotal to Bayer Leverkusen’s strong start in the Bundesliga.

However, a deal seems difficult to pull off in January. The German has a €18 million release clause in his contract, but that does not become active until the summer.

Hence, United may need to make a significant bid to persuade Leverkusen, but Xabi Alonso’s side could resist a sale as they prepare to lose key players in early January.

Edmond Tapsoba and Odilon Kossounou are currently two of Leverkusen’s back three. They are expected to be away on African Cup of Nations duty at the turn of the year.

United unlikely to sign Tah in January

The Red Devils are currently in a tight financial situation and they are likely to explore bargain deals when the transfer window reopens at the beginning of 2024.

Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy could be a realistic target for the club, considering he has a low €18m release clause which will be active in the next window.

The situation is different with Tah. Leverkusen are in a strong position to keep him until the end of the campaign with his clause not becoming active until July 1.

Tah would be a good signing in January with his physical presence and strong distribution qualities, but we simply don’t see Leverkusen parting ways with him.

The club are currently four points ahead of Bayern Munich at the top of the standings and they would not want to weaken their backline amid their title pursuit.

Tah has shown a ‘fundamental desire’ to move to England and the Premier League, but the Red Devils may have to wait until the summer to land his signature.

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