Manchester United must reportedly see off competition from Serie A champions Juventus and PSG for Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Man Utd are believed to have scouted the Portugal international attacker, who has an £86m release clause in his current deal.
The Red Devils are not alone in showing an interest in Portuguese international midfielder, though, as his stunning form this season – managing to found back of the net 28 times in all competitions – has led to PSG and Juve joining the race to secure his services.
Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed that the European giants have also been keeping close tabs on the 24-year-old midfielder in the second half of the campaign with an eye on making a switch in the summer.
Fernandes’s 28 goals from midfield break the record that has been set by Chelsea hero Frank Lampard in 2009-10.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are reportedly planning to go all out to secure services of Denmark International midfielder Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur by offering to triple his current wages at White Hart Lane.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been reluctant to do business with their direct Premier League rivals for the Danish midfielder, having already supposedly knocked back the European Champions, Real Madrid approach.
Eriksen is also high on the wishlist of Man United’s head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though, and The Mirror reports that the Red Devils intend to splash the money at the 27-year-old in order to lure him at Old Trafford ahead of Real Madrid.
The report claims that the Red Devils will pay the ex-Ajax playmaker £240,000 a week if he decides to switch White Hart Lane for Old Trafford, though they still have plenty of work to do in negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur CEO Daniel Levy.