Bundesliga club gives update on transfer talks for Chong

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Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong’s loan move to Werder Bremen has suffered a setback after the German club’s sporting director cast doubt over their proposed loan swoop for the player.

The Bundesliga club’s chief Frank Baumann has rated the chances of doing a deal at “37.84 percent”.

Chong is one of a number of United players the club are keen to loan out this season as they look to bridge the gap from under-23s football to the senior game. The likes of James Garner, Dylan Levitt, Matej Kovar and Di’shon Bernard are among the others who could leave on temporary deals, as confirmed by United U23 coach Neil Wood.

Baumann has told German media outlet Bild that much depends on when United’s Europa League campaign finishes.

“This question is part of the talks,” he said, with United in semi-final action against Sevilla this Sunday. The final is set for Friday 21st August if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side get there.

He added: “There is still a lot to be clarified. I’ve been in business long enough to know that a transfer like this can fail because of many things.”

Chong has made 12 senior appearances for the Red devils in the 2019/20 campaign.