Manchester United are locked in a battle to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report suggests Jose Mourinho has identified the 22-year-old as his top midfield target in this transfer window.
However, it is thought Manchester City and Chelsea are also admirers of the France U21 international.
Monaco value Bakayoko at a minimum of 25m euros.
Monaco have sold well in recent years, exploiting competing interest in Anthony Martial to secure a potential record fee of €80m from United for Bakayoko’s compatriot.
Mourinho is working on a medium-term plan to rebuild United’s squad into one capable of competing at the top table of the European game by adding four or five high-quality acquisitions.
A €6m buy from Stade Rennais three summers ago, Bakayoko established himself in Monaco’s first team last season