Chelsea forward Timo Werner has emerged as a ‘candidate’ for Manchester United, as per reports from Germany.

United are getting linked to Ralf Rangnick’s former players, just days after they confirmed his appointment as the interim manager until the end of this season.

After the British press mentioned RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara as a January target for the Red Devils, the Blues forward is now added to the list.

This week’s edition of SportBild details the German’s plans for the Old Trafford club, as a manager and as a consultant, which will start from next summer., and according to the report, major changes in Manchester will not take place until the end of his interim job.

The former Hoffenheim manager was keen on signing Erling Haaland for Leipzig, before he decided to join Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian could be an option for United next summer and Rangnick has ‘close ties’ with his father.

SportBild add Werner ‘will also be a candidate’ for United next summer after the Chelsea man has struggled at the west London club, since joining them in 2020.

Rangnick signed the Germany international for Leipzig in 2016 and the latter had his most successful spell under his compatriot’s orders at the former club.

Regarding Werner, the report states the new United manager ‘trusts the sensible striker blindly’.

It will not be easy for the Old Trafford side to convince Chelsea to let Werner join them next summer, even Rangnick remains ‘key’ in any attempt from the Red Devils going forward.