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Man Utd watch as Hertha Berlin chief Lehmann casts doubt on Bobic move

Hertha Berlin admit they may struggle to bring sporting director Fredi Bobic across from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bobic is set to leave Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of the season and has been linked with Hertha and Manchester United. The Bundesliga outfit have been regarded as favourites to appoint Bobic, though the club's adviser Jens Lehmann has cast doubt on the prospect.

Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Lehmann admits the compensation Eintracht Frankfurt want for Bobic could keep him out of reach for Hertha, telling Sky90 via Fussball Transfers: "The problem with Berlin is that he costs a lot of money. Then you have to see: Is it worth it?

“Fredi did a really great job in Frankfurt. But the situation in Berlin is different."

Nevertheless for Lehmann, Bobic was “naturally qualified".

At United, Bobic is also under consideration as they seek to make a first ever technical director appointment.

Bobic, who won the 1996 Euros with Germany, had a year in England with Bolton Wanderers. He has been in charge at Eintracht Frankfurt since 2016. Before then, the 49 year-old had two years as sporting director of VfB Stuttgart.


- updated March 9

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