Dortmund monitor Thompson
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old striker was put on the transfer list at Tannadice two weeks ago after failing to put pen-to-paper on a new deal.
The SPL side are keen to offload the attacker in January when the transfer window re-opens, with Thompson out of contract in the summer.
Dortmund have had scouts watching the talented Scot on several occasions and a bid in the region of £2 million could persuade United to part with their prize asset.
Scottish table-toppers Rangers were linked with Thompson but manager Alex McLeish has ruled out any transfer dealings for the cash-strapped Glasgow club.
Dortmund have had success with Scottish imports in the past with midfielder Paul Lambert - who helped the club to the Champions League crown in 1997 - and front-man Scott Booth, two Scottish internationals to play at the Westfalen Stadium.