Manchester United is interested in signing Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans should they lose Paul Pogba.
It is not the first time United have been linked with the Belgian with the club thought to have enquired about the player in the summer.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano via Leicestershire Live, United together with Real Madrid and Barcelona had enquired about the player with the former keen to return for him should they fail to convince Pogba to sign a new deal.
“Behind the scenes, many clubs wanted to sign Youri Tielemans this summer. They wanted to keep this player. He was also thinking about his future and he decided to stay.
“I think this summer was really complicated for him to move because, after the Euros, his price was around £60m to £65m. I am told that he is on many top clubs’ lists. Real Madrid have his name in mind for the future, Barcelona the same.
“In England many clubs are interested. Manchester United have to decide on Paul Pogba but Tielemans is one to watch for the future for Manchester United.
“Leicester are very good in their strategy. They said no over James Maddison and said no for Tielemans. They always protect their best players. It will not be easy to sign him because Leicester will put a big price on this player,” Romano said.
United failed to bring a midfielder this summer after being linked with West Ham’s Declan Rice, Real Madrid’s new boy Eduardo Camavinga, and Wolves’ Ruben Neves with the area set to be addressed in the next summer.