Manchester United have already began negotiations over a move for Espanyol wonderkid Aaron Martin.
The £35.5million-rated left-back has been watched by the Red Devils for months.
And ESPN claim Jose Mourinho’s side have asked to be kept updated over his contract situation.
The Spanish side are almost resigned to losing the 20-year-old in the January transfer window.
That’s despite him recently agreeing a new deal with the La Liga outfit until 2020.
But Espanyol will not allow their young star to leave on the cheap and will demand his full buy-out fee.
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Martin has come through the ranks at the club and has so far made 30 league appearances.
Despite representing Spain at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level, he won his first cap for the Catalonia national side in December 2016.
Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo have all occupied the position under the former Chelsea boss.
Right-back Matteo Darmian started there in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool on Saturday.
Meanwhile, United could be set to send one of their own young stars out of the exit door at Old Trafford in January.
Injury-plagued striker James Wilson admitted today that he is open to going out on loan in an attempt to rebuild his career.
The hotshot decided to remain in the North West last summer to work on his fitness and play for the club’s U23 side.
But Championship sides Leeds and Reading are both keen on taking him once the window reopens.