Comment and Analysis
A number of Premier League clubs are awaiting the outcome of the talks, with the striker set to be told by Louis van Gaal that he will be a rotation option this season.
Germany's top flight has been a hotbed of fresh young stars in recent years and the coming campaign is set to see many others follow in their footsteps.
Born in Bandung, Indonesia, Fergie is rebuilding his life after losing his mother to AIDS. On Saturday, he walked out with his Manchester United heroes at Old Trafford.