Manchester United has turned to former boss Alex Ferguson in their bid to convince midfielder Jude Bellingham to sign for them.
Bellingham was invited to the United’s training ground on Monday and reports from the Telegraph indicate that Ferguson was present to talk with the player who is attracting interest from Borussia Dortmund too.
Belling arrived at the club with his parents and apart from Ferguson, United had Ed Woodward, their executive vice-chairman, and head of corporate development Matt Judge, as they plot a potential £35m summer move for the youngster.
It is said that Birmingham had given the 16-year old permission to visit United as they seek to find a better deal for the England U17 midfielder.
Bellingham cannot officially sign a pro deal until he turns 17 in June and is reported to be earning £145 a week on his scholarship contract with Birmingham.
Since becoming the Championship club's youngest ever player in August, he has established himself as a first-team regular.