Ivory Coast striker Souleymane Coulibaly is being tracked by a host of Europe's elite, including Real Madrid, according to talkSPORT.
The 16-year-old has scored eight goals in three games for his country at the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico as his side cruised through to the knock-out phase of the competition in convincing style.
Such has been his form that Madrid, following by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester are tracking his progress.
Madrid's interest is so concrete that they are expected to make their move for the forward following the climax of the World Cup this summer.
Arsenal, Chelsea and United will have their own reasons for wanting to breed new youth into their squads this summer.
Following the departure of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Edwin van der Sar United will be keen to bulk out their squad for the new season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have a long traditional in signing young players under Arsene Wenger, while Chelsea are looking for new youth themselves with their current squad running thin following last seasons disappointment under Carlo Ancelotti.