With Eriksen set to spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the Red Devils have launched a late bid to sign this Bundesliga midfielder.

Deadline Day is here and despite initial rumors, Manchester United look like they will be busy on the final day of the January transfer window.

The Red Devils have been forced to dive into the market after losing Christian Eriksen to a serious injury. The Danish midfielder, who has been crucial to Ten Hag's side since joining for free over the summer, damaged the ligaments in his left ankle in the FA Cup win over Reading and is now set to be sidelined for three months.

As a result, this has left the 20-time English champions light in the midfield department, and with the club desperately needing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season, a short-term replacement is required at Old Trafford.

And according to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Germany, the Premier League giants have identified one Bundesliga player as the ideal recruitment. That man is none other than Marcel Sabitzer.

The Austrian midfielder was once a well-thought-of player during his time at RB Leipzig but since moving to the Allianz Arena, Sabitzer has found playing time hard to come by. As a result, Manchester United have entered into negotiations with Bayern Munich, which the German giants are open to.

The English club want the player on loan but terms must first be agreed upon. The player is reportedly keen on a move to the Theatre of Dreams and has thus not trained with the Bundesliga champions in order to get this deal over the line.

Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old as they are yet to reach an agreement for Enzo Fernandez. However, the London heavyweights are prioritizing Benfica's Argentine sensation, thus clearing the path for the Red Devils to land the Austrian.

The transfer window shuts today at 6 p.m. ET and while Ten Hag's side can get this deal over the line in time, the player stands no chance of being available in tomorrow's Carabao Cup semifinal showdown with Nottingham Forest.

However, what matters is having Sabitzer available in the Premier League for the second half of the season. Rashford and Co. sit fourth in the table but boast a mere three-point advantage over fifth-placed Tottenham — albeit, Manchester United have a game in hand. Next up for them in the English top flight is a home clash with Crystal Palace this Saturday.