RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United after Ralf Rangnick arrived at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils appointed the German as interim manager until the end of the season and he will then start a new role as a consultant from next summer.

Haidara, meanwhile, is a fan of the Premier League side and already made his desire to play for them public on numerous occasions in the past.

On Wednesday, SportBild reported the 23-year-old is the ‘number one’ target for Rangnick in the winter market, but United’s chiefs are believed to be hesitating to make a move.

Sky Deutschland state the Mali international is targeted by two clubs. Newcastle United and the Old Trafford club ‘in particular are really keen’ to land the player in January.

He has a €40m release clause in his contract, but that will not come into effect until next summer. Sky reporter Philipp Hinze now details what is needed to convince Leipzig to let Haidara leave this month.

“I think it gets interesting with everything from €55m upwards. At some point it becomes indecent from the RB point of view, you’re almost forced to accept that. But before that, Haidara will be left here in Leipzig at least until the summer, because he’s a key anchor in midfield,” Hinze said.