Man Utd close to signing Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, say Sky in Germany.

Sabitzer was seen boarding a flight to Manchester on Transfer Deadline Day. Talks are ongoing between the two clubs, with the player thought to be open to the move on Deadline Day.

The move for Sabitzer, who still has two-and-a-half years left on his contract, will be a loan with a buy clause inserted

United manager Erik ten Hag admitted earlier on Deadline Day that it would be difficult to do a deal for a player this late and insists United have enough in their current squad to cope with the loss of the injured Christian Eriksen, who is ruled out with injury until at least April.

However, United have spotted an opportunity with Sabitzer - someone they looked at when they were in the market for a midfielder in the summer.