Chelsea are reportedly considering snatching Victor Lindelof from underneath Manchester United’s nose.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the Benfica centre-half.
Reports emerged suggesting United were deliberating whether to conclude a £38m deal for the 22-year-old this week.
But according to the Mirror, Chelsea have fixed their sights on Lindelof.
Victor Lindelof has been heavily linked to Manchester United
Ashley Young wants to leave Manchester United on loan
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I’m happy at Manchester United. I’ve been at the club a long time
And it is thought Antonio Conte is ready to make a swoop for the player in the summer.
Ashley Young has requested to leave United on loan, according to reports.
Five Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in the winger – West Ham, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Swansea and former side Watford.
However, the Daily Mail claim while Young wants to leave on loan, United are against the idea of a temporary deal.
Wayne Rooney doesn't want to leave Manchester United anytime soon
Although Young is a popular figure inside the dressing room, United would prefer him to leave permanently.
Wayne Rooney has quashed talk of leaving United.
The club’s all-time leading goalscorer has been sounded out for a move to China.
But despite not being a regular starter for Jose Mourinho, he insists he wants to see out the remaining 18 months of his contract.
“I’m committed to the club,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’ve still got two years – a year with an option year – to go.
“I’m happy at Manchester United. I’ve been at the club a long time.
“Of course I want to play more games, but I’m in a happy place at the moment.”