Manchester United are understood to be leading the race to sign Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria ahead of a number of their European rivals.
Gladbach have enjoyed a fine Bundesliga this season so far. They led the league for around two months and currently find themselves just six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.
A large part of that success story this season is down to the form of Zakaria, who has been a dominant force in manager Marco Rose’s midfield. It seems as though his performances have not gone unnoticed as Sky Sport Deutschland states that the Red Devils are one of several sides chasing his signature.
Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool are all thought to have expressed an interest in the 23-year-old defensive midfielder, but it is Man Utd who are said to be leading the race.
The Red Devils have been keeping an eye on his contract situation and are hoping to use that to their advantage. His current deal expires in the summer of 2022 and he is yet to agree to fresh terms, despite Gladbach pushing to get an extension over the line.
At the minute, Gladbach are on track to reach Europe’s top competition, so Eberl will be confident of convincing Zakaria to stay, but there are plenty of sides who can offer him Champions League football waiting to pounce if they miss out.