RB Leipzig 'out to hijack Man Utd's bid to make Erik ten Hag manager' and Dutchman is 'considering the offer'

RB LEIPZIG are reportedly trying to hijack Manchester United's move for Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.

The German club are in the hunt for a third-place finish and they're hoping to close the gap on Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the coming years.

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Leipzig are hoping to entice Ajax boss Ten Hag to be a part of their project.

Leipzig are also said to be prepared to pay Ajax's £1.6million compensation package.

They're rivalling Man Utd, who hold a strong interest in the Dutchman becoming their long-term manager, replacing interim Ralf Rangnick.

And in a blow to Man Utd, Ten Hag is considering the offer from Leipzig.

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Reports this week claimed the Red Devils were set to finalise the appointment of Ten Hag following the conclusion of their managerial interviews.

But the managerial rumour mill has the Dutchman frustrated.

Ten Hag refused to "comment on rumours" and instead insisted reporters ask "questions about the games."

He told ESPN: "We are busy with training and with the matches.

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“That way you keep the focus on it.

"I want to talk about the game and not about other things and whether or not I've had conversations. I won't comment on rumours.

"Questions about the game or I am going inside.”

The speculation surrounding their manager has also seen Ajax BAN journalists from England speaking to Ten Hag.

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