MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to battle Real Madrid for the signature of Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga.
But they also face competition from European heavyweights Barcelona and Juventus who are keen on the 17-year-old midfielder.
However, RMC Sport report that negotiations between the youngster and any potential buyers have not yet begun despite the widespread interest.
And Rennes are desperately hoping they are able to keep hold of their prodigy, who signed a new contract last summer to tie him down until 2022.
With the season currently suspended, Rennes sit third in Ligue 1 and are on course for a Champions League spot.
If Les Rennais do qualify, they plan to keep the talented Camavinga to be part of their campaign.
They are also thinking that the chance for him to shine on the European stage would surely bolster interest in him and therefore Rennes would be able to demand a higher transfer fee from the likes of Real Madrid and United.
That figure could possibly go as high as £52million because there is thought to be no release clause in Camavinga’s contract.
And that could well be crucial due to the unknown financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Failure to secure a Champions League place, though, could make holding on to their star youngster incredibly difficult for Rennes, especially with most of the interested parties not only offering elite European competition but likely to challenge for the trophy.