Man Utd interested in signing of 29-year-old Belgian star

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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are reportedly interested in landing German top flight Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund versatile midfielder Axel Witsel, according to the latest reports.

Witsel spent the 2017-18 season with Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian before returning to the European game in the summer, and he has a contract with Borussia Dortmund until June of 2022.

Last week, it was stated that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho had made a personal check on Axel Witsel during Belgium’s recent UEFA Nations League match with Iceland.

According to sports television channel ESPN, Witsel’s impressive form for die Borussen this season has attracted the interest of Red Devils, whose head coach Jose Mourinho is a long-term admirer.

The report adds that Premier League side are unlikely to make a move in the January transfer market but could launch a bid at the end of the campaign and replace contract rebels Ander Herrera or Juan Mata with Belgian star.

This season, in all competitions (Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal), former Zenit Saint Peterburg and SL Benfica player has made 20 appearances, scored 3 goals and registered 1 assist for his side so far.