Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has admitted that Manchester United’s offer for midfielder Owen Hargreaves is well worth accepting.
However, he also went on to suggest that a deal would probably have to wait until the summer.
“Money talks and I would say United have a good chance – but not until the end of the season,” Beckenbauer told Manchester Evening News.
“We know Hargreaves wants to leave. He is under contract, but at the end of the season, maybe yes.”
Manchester United failed in their bid to sign Hargreaves last summer with a bid in the region of £14 million, but are said to have bid in excess of £20 million this month to bring the England international to Old Trafford.
While Bayern are said to be happy with the offer, they have stalled over an immediate transfer, with reports suggesting that a deal for this summer could now be struck some time after the transfer window closes.
Hargreaves, meanwhile, has recovered from his fractured leg, and will turn out for the Bavarian giants this week.