Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, according to the Daily Mirror.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils have sent scouts to watch Gimenez, with one present at Atleti’s recent victory over PSV in the Champions League.
The Uruguay international has become a key player at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, with manager Diego Simeone plunging him in at the deep end after his arrival from the Uruguayan first division.
Mourinho reportedly wants a partner for Eric Bailly in the centre of United’s defence, believing current first-choice Daley Blind is not a long-term option at the position.
Gimenez, a Uruguay international, has also been linked with Arsenal.
Gimenez was vital to Atletico’s success last season, helping the Spanish side to the final of the Champions League and to challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona for the La Liga title.
In 27 La Liga appearances last time round, the 21-year-old helped the Rojiblancos to an impressive 15 clean sheets.