Matthijs de Ligt is open to leaving this with reigniting their interest in the defender.
The Netherlands international was one of the stars of ’s Ajax side that reached the Champions League semi-final in 2019, joining Juventus later that year.
Ten Hag was thought to be keen to sign the centre-half following his arrival at United in 2022 only for De Ligt to join Bayern.
With United looking to bring in a new long-term option at the back this summer,
Their hopes of luring him to Old Trafford have been boosted by reports claiming the 24-year-old is not happy with his current role at Bayern and will consider a move away at the end of the season.
De Ligt has started just four league matches this season, currently third choice with Dayot Upamecano and Kim min-Jae Thomas Tuchel’s preferred partnership at the back.
Bayern’s interest in signing Barcelona star Ronald Araujo could see him fall further down the pecking order were Bayern to sign the Uruguay international later this year.
De Ligt is among Bayern’s top earners with reporting he is likely to leave this summer should the right offer come in.
United are monitoring any developments over his future.
De Ligt suffered a knee injury during Bayern’s winter training camp in Portugal but will be available for the game against Werder Bremen on Sunday.
The Dutchman missed seven games earlier in the season with a separate injury issue but Tuchel insists he remains important to his long-term plans in Munich.
‘We’re planning with Matthijs, top player and top guy,’ Tuchel said.
‘Matthijs came back injured from the national team, missed all preseason. We played him too early in the Supercup, then he got seriously injured again’.
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