Newcastle United are hovering after promising Manchester United defender Ezekiel Fryers failed to agree a new deal at Old Trafford.
A report in the Metro claims the Red Devils are keen to tie down the 19-year-old on a new deal, but have so far been unable to come to an agreement.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently gave Fryers his first team debut, but Newcastle could snap him up on a free transfer as his contract runs out at the end of the season.
United would be entitled to compensation should he decide to leave Old Trafford, but it would likely be far less than the transfer fee they may have received for a player who was a part of last season’s triumphant FA Youth Cup side.
This isn’t an isolated occurrence at United, as Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison were both in a similar situation, with the former deciding to leave for West Ham and the former still stalling on a new deal.