Manchester United are closely monitoring the situation of Lois Openda

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Manchester United look set to make a move for RB Leipzig striker Lois Openda in January.

The 23-year-old scored against Manchester City this month in the Champions League, as he has scored a further four goals in 11 games this season.

The English media claim that Erik ten Hag has put him on the wish list and is targeting his transfer as early as January, before other rivals knock on Leipzig’s door.

However, Leipzig will remain stoic in their stance and are said to not allow another player to leave following the departures of Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea, Josko Guardiol to City and Dominik Szoboszlai to Liverpool this summer.

On the other hand, there is an issue being discussed in Manchester United’s offices regarding funds.

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United spent more than £170m on transfers this summer and club officials are concerned about Financial Fair Play regulations.

Last January, United were forced to sign players on loan, with Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer joining the club on loan from Burnley and Bayern Munich respectively.

If the “Red Devils” board fails to find a solution as soon as possible, then a deal for Openda could be cancelled.

The Dane Rasmus Hojlund was recently transferred to Old Trafford, who has scored three goals so far, all in the Champions League and is still looking for a goal in the Premier League.

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