BORUSSIA DORTMUND were reportedly left baffled after Manchester United made a late £1million offer for Nico Schulz.
The German giants forked out £22million to sign the defender from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2019.
But United allegedly tried to lure him away from Germany with a cheeky deadline day loan bid.
ESPN claim Dortmund were ‘baffled’ after the Red Devils offered a fee of just under £1million.
The overambitious move for Schulz has led Dortmund to ‘question the credentials of United’s recruitment and scouting team’.
United were willing to pay the 27-year-old’s wages for the 2020-21 campaign.
But Dortmund did not entertain United’s offer for the 11-cap Germany international.
Schulz failed to impress during his first season with Dortmund after recovering from a calf injury.
United had hoped to seal a late deal for the 27-year-old after failing to sign his team-mate Jadon Sancho.
The 20-year-old Dortmund wideman emerged as Solskjaer’s top transfer target this summer.
But Manchester United were not able to meet his huge £108million valuation.
They reportedly offered him a salary lower than his current contract in Germany.
Solskjaer missed out on Sancho and Schulz – but managed to sign four new players on deadline day.
Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellstri also joined the Red Devils.