Manchester United are believed to have made an initial contact over a deal for Tottenham’s Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
According to Sky Sports, the Danish international was close to joining Atletico Madrid earlier this summer.
The 28-year-old has only made two substitute appearances for Tottenham this season and has worked with Erik ten Hag during his time with Bayern Munich’s reserve team in 2013.
Hojbjerg has entered the final two years of his contract and would be allowed to leave Tottenham if a suitable offer came in.
Ten Hag also tried to sign him at Ajax before Hojbjerg left Southampton for Tottenham in 2020.
Other options include Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat and Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch.
Ten Hag have managed both players before – Amrabat at Utrecht and Gravenberch at Ajax.
Amrabat is currently training away from the first-team squad while he reconciles his future.