MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly entered the race to land French starlet Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco.
The Red Devils are set to go into battle with Premier League rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City for the 22-year-old.
And LaLiga leaders Real Madrid are also in the mix after dispatching their chief scout to watch the midfielder in action.
Reports in France suggest Monaco haven’t even bothered to name an asking price for the in-demand wonderkid.
They’re confident any bidding war among Europe’s top club’s would push the fee well north of €40million (£33m).
United are tracking the France international’s progress as they assess their options in midfield for next season.
Outcast Donny van de Beek is said to be ‘begging’ to leave and boss Ralf Rangnick has a shortlist of names he wants to bring in.
Dortmund’s England international Jude Bellingham and Aston Villa’s John McGinn are said to feature.
Real meanwhile have their eyes on Tchouameni as a long-term successor to Brazil sensation Casemiro.
The 29-year-old has been hailed as one of the best in the world in his position, but turns 30 next month and only has so long left at the top.
AC Milan star Franck Kessie and Leeds’ England man Kalvin Phillips have both been mooted as alternatives should Tchouameni prove unobtainable.
News of the Spanish giants’ interest came as a blow to Chelsea, who have been looking at both Tchouameni and Casemiro as options in the middle of the park.
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