Manchester United ‘to battle’ Atletico Madrid for Bundesliga star and more transfer rumours
Zakaria has impressed in the Bundesliga since signing from BSC Young Boys in the summer of 2017.
His showings have attracted interest from all over Europe with Bild claiming that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds an interest in the Swiss international who he feels could be the ideal replacement for Ander Herrera.
German daily Express claim that Diego Simeone wants to bring the 22-year-old to Atletico Madrid and the La Liga side have been monitoring his progress in Germany with a view to a summer move.
MEN Sport understand United are interested in signing a new midfielder but Solskjaer is eager to continue signing young, home grown talent such as Leicester City’s James Maddison.
Elsewhere, reports claim that Solskjaer wants to sign not one, but two strikers in the January transfer window.
Mandzukic has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford but MEN Sport understand the club had an interest in the forward over the summer but a January move is extremely unlikely.
Nevertheless, the Express believe two forwards will join the club in January to ease the goal scoring burden on the shoulders of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
Lyon forward Moussa Dembele and Bournemouth star Callum Wilson have both been linked with a switch.