Manchester United are leading the way to sign Norwegian teenager Isak Hansen-Aaroen, according to reports.
Aftenposten claim that the Reds have already begun discussions with the 14-year-old’s current club, Tromso, in a bid to fend off competition from Liverpool and Everton.
It is thought Tromso’s director of football, Svein-Morten Johansen, and secretary, Kristian Høydal, are set to travel to Manchester as negotiations progress.
Due to his age, Hansen-Aaroen is only eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with the United but would be cleared to move to the club on the day of his 16th birthday.
It is claimed the prodigy had trials at Liverpool in 2017 after his performances at the Audi Cup in Denmark caught scouts’ eyes.
The youngster is rumoured to be a United supporter with a dream of turning out for the first team at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, United are reported to be scouting 21-year-old Guingamp striker Marcus Thuram.
The France under-20 international, who has scored seven goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances this season, is also claimed by the Sun to be of interest to Arsenal and Tottenham.
The 6ft 3ins centre-forward started off his career at Sochaux before moving to basement club Guingamp at the start of this season.
Thuram, the son of 1998 World Cup-winner Lilian, has earned rave reviews for his showings to date, with crucial goals against Saint-Étienne, Lyon and Monaco the highlights of his maiden campaign with the Brittany outfit.