Manchester United are keeping tabs on highly-rated Marseille starlet Benjamin Mendy, as they weigh up a prospective move for the defender.
According to French newspaper L'Equipe, the reigning Premier League champions have sent scouts to run the rule over the 19-year-old on numerous occasions already this season, following a series of impressive performances at Stade Velodrome.
Mendy only joined Marseille from Le Havre last summer, but has quickly built a reputation as a an exciting star of the future.
Red Devils boss David Moyes has been credited with an interest in bringing the talented teenager to Old Trafford as he looks to strengthen at left-back during the summer.
With Patrice Evra expected to leave at the end of 2013/14 upon the expiry of his contract, Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Southampton's Luke Shaw.
However, with question marks still surrounding their ability to secure the England international's signature, Moyes is now believed to be considering a move for another promising young full-back, Mendy.
Alexander Buttner is not deemed capable of filling the void left by Evra, so Manchester United are expected to head back into the transfer market to sign a suitable replacement for their current vice-captain.