Manchester United have been monitoring French youngster Faouzi Ghoulam, according to The Daily Mail.
The youngster, who has impressed in Ligue 1 at Saint-Étienne, could well be seen as the long term replacement for Patrice Evra at left-back.
After David Moyes failed to land Everton's Leighton Baines and Real Madrid's Fábio Coentrão this past summer, the Red Devils boss could now turn to Ghoulam.
It has been suggested that the Manchester United boss has doubts as to whether the likes of Fabio and Alex Buttner are good enough to replace the French international and now the Red Devils boss could move for his next target in January.
David Moyes' immediate attention will be on his side's trip to Stoke City on Wednesday night. Manchester United can secure their place in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup with a victory at the Britannia as Moyes goes in search of his first trophy as boss of the Red Devils.