Manchester United continue to monitor the progress of Dutch youth international Ola John.
The FC Twente winger has been earning rave reviews in the Eredivisie, and despite signing a new deal with his current club until 2014, reports in Italy claim the Red Devils are still watching the player closely.
Itasportpress claim Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in adding the player to his talented crop of young players at Old Trafford, with David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck all coming to the fore for Manchester United this season.
Brother of former Fulham striker Collins John, Ola is well aware of the interest in his services, confirming that Manchester United weren't the only club tracking him before a Europa League clash against the Cottagers a fortnight ago.
”Manchester United and Arsenal wanted me but I think I am still young and can learn a lot at Twente. If you are that good, the opportunity will come again when you are older. Playing in England is my dream of course,” he said.
"It is too early to go to England and FC Twente is a good club so why would I want to leave?”
Whilst the comments suggest John would rather wait for the chance to join Manchester United, the lure of the Red Devils may be too strong for the Liberian-born teenager to resist should an offer materialise.