Manchester United allegedly held talks with the agent of Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey, in an attempt to sound out his availability.
The Jamaican star has not been short of potential buyers in the past few years, having become one of the most highly-respected attackers in the Bundesliga.
The 23-year-old winger was a product of the Phoenix All Stars Academy in his homeland before stints with Liefering in Austria and AS Trencin in Slovakia.
But it was Belgian club Genk where the ace really started to make his name, as Leon was named the Young Player of the Year in the Jupiler Pro League.
Bailey was soon snapped up by the Bundesliga side and now there is a long line of teams keen to prise Bailey away from the BayArena.
His current contract is due to expire in the summer of 2023 and Die Werkself are keen on extending the player’s stay but face an uphill battle.
United have sent scouts to watch Leon in the past 18 months and he is said to be one of the wingers currently under consideration.
According to journalist Jonathan Shrager, United have already held discussions with his representatives over a potential move.
His entourage Aidy Ward is also reported to have spoken with both Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan.
Upon signing for Bayer Leverkusen, Leon admitted that a host of PL giants were in the running for his signature.
“Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,” Bailey told FourFourTwo. “[But] you want to develop in the right environment; around the right minds and mentality.”