Man Utd set to hijack Liverpool move for Timo Werner

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign Timo Werner ahead of rivals Liverpool, according to reports. Liverpool have long been linked with a move for the RB Leipzig striker, with Jurgen Klopp believed to be a huge admirer.

Werner has already scored eight times for Leipzig in all competitions this season. The Express claim Solskjaer has stepped up his interest in Werner as Manchester United prepare for a busy January transfer window.

Solskjaer regards Werner as a long-term solution to his misfiring frontline and would prefer to sign the 23-year-old rather than the likes of veteran striker Mario Mandzukic.

United will find it difficult to convince Leipzig to part ways with Werner mid-way through a season and it appears Solskjaer will have to wait until the summer to make his move for the Germany international.

Bayern Munich has also been credited with an interest in Werner and United could face competition from the Bundesliga champions, as well as Liverpool, if they move for the German.

United are expected to sign one striker in January after injuries to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.