Five Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in Hoffenheim winger Kevin Volland and may make a bid in January, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 21-year-old is regarded as one of Germany's most promising young talents and his sudden rise has forced the hand of clubs by the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham. However, Bayern Munich have also entered the race, making it difficult for the Premier League clubs. The winger is valued at something around £12m and will be a major addition to any side he chooses to join.

He has also been brilliant on the international stage, where he scored seven goals for the Germany U-19 squad. The player is under contract till 2017.

Meanwhile, Peter Schmeichel has slammed the club's players for failing to live up to the badge. The Red Devils are currently ninth in the league, 13 points behind league leaders Arsenal. They have lost two on the trot at home in the league and travel to Villa Park on Sunday looking to avoid a third consecutive loss.

"To be a Manchester United player, it requires a certain level of performance, mentality and you have got to be proud to be a Manchester United player. I just see with five or six players that they don't care and we have never ever had players that don't care. You should care. It's so obvious. Everyone is talking about it. Let's say the club have 560 million supporters. If you are named in the first 11, you carry the responsibility for 560 million people's wellbeing at that time," he told the Daily Mail.