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Manchester United ‘could miss out’ in race to sign £33m-rated RB Leipzig star

Manchester United could miss out on Ralf Rangnick’s main target.

Since Ralf Rangnick’s arrival at Old Trafford last month, the Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara.

The United boss is familiar with Haidara from his time with the Bundesliga club and is thought to have already been discussions with the player.

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The Premier League side are in desperate need of some reinforcements in the middle of the park and Haidara could be the perfect signing.

Leipzig are open to selling the Malian international and have verbally agreed a £33 million fee with Rangnick, according to The Mirror.

However, Manchester United could still miss out on the midfielder, with Newcastle United eyeing a move.

‘Lack of urgency’ could prove costly

The Mirror have reported that Manchester United’s ‘lack of urgency’ could see them losing out on Haidara.

Despite making a verbal agreement with RB Leipzig, the Red Devils are yet to make a formal bid for the 23-year-old.

Following Newcastle United’s recent takeover, the Magpies are now thought to be keen on signing Haidara.

The United hierarchy are reportedly reluctant to give Rangnick free reign in the transfer market, meaning Eddie Howe’s side could ‘muscle in’ on a deal before the January transfer window closes.

The Old Trafford board are waiting for Rangnick’s permanent successor’s arrival before they splash the cash and the German is becoming increasingly annoyed at their failure to back him this month.

The Red Devils face a number of departures in the near future, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard all potentially on their way out.

If any one of the trio is to leave this month then Rangnick will definitely need a midfielder coming in to bolster his squad.