Manchester United have made initial contact with Fulham over the potential signing of Ryan Sessegnon, Sky Sports News understands.
Tottenham and Juventus are also understood to be interested in the youngster, who will turn 19 on Saturday, but United are the only team to have approached Fulham so far.
Sessegnon is understood to be reluctant to play another season in the Championship following Fulham’s relegation after just one term in the top flight, and United want to add young home-grown talent to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Manchester United are set for a big summer, but can they attract the big-name players to Old Trafford after their failure to qualify for the Champions League?
And there is understood to be an acceptance at Fulham that the time maybe right to let Sessegnon move on, especially given he has just one year remaining on his contract.
Sessegnon had a difficult first season in the Premier League, having been instrumental in Fulham’s promotion campaign of 2017-18.He was in and out of the side under Claudio Ranieri, who succeeded Slavisa Jokanovic last November, and played on the right-wing under Ranieri’s successor Scott Parker to accommodate Ryan Babel.
Sessegnon was non-committal over whether Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League will affect his future with the club.
Despite this, Sessegnon remains one of the most sought-after young players in England, with more than 100 senior appearances to his name at just 18 years old.
Sessegnon is a product of Fulham’s successful category-one academy along with his twin brother Steven, and has represented England at every youth level from U16 to U21.