Man United keen on Bundesliga playmaker

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a €40m offer for Bayer Leverkusen attacker Hakan Calhanoglu, according to German newspaper Bild.

United boss Louis van Gaal has been sending scouts to keeping an eye on the Turkey international for months and now the Dutchman is all set to make a January move that will lure the Bundesliga outfit to sell one of their star players.

The 21-year-old forward joined Leverkusen for €14.5m in July 2014, having scored three goals and provided three assists in all competitions this season.

The Red Devils have already made two world class signings in midfield department earlier this summer in the form of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, though Calhanoglu could prove a worthy signing at Old Trafford.