Manchester United and Liverpool are tracking PSV Eindhoven defender Jetro Willems, according to talkSPORT.
Citing reports in the Netherlands, talkSPORT claim that Willems has alerted the Premier League duo after stalling on a new deal with the Eredivisie club.
The 21-year-old is currently sidelined with a knee injury and is believed to be waiting to return to full fitness before restarting contract talks.
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However, there is a worry that he could take the opportunity to join his former team-mate Memphis Depay in the Premier League, forcing a cut-price deal in next summer's transfer window.
Louis van Gaal has a strong relationship with PSV officials after agreeing to pay £31million to sign Depay this summer. With a natural affinity to Dutch players, the Manchester United manager could even make a move in the January transfer window.
As a left-back, Willems could be brought in to replace Luke Shaw, who is set to miss the next six months after breaking his leg in two places against, ironically, PSV earlier this week.
Shaw could return as early as March meaning Manchester United could be without a natural left-sided full-back until the latter stages of the season; unless, of course, Van Gaal makes a move in the new year.
Liverpool have also found the left-back position a struggle to fill so far this season. Teenager Joe Gomez, a summer signing from Charlton Athletic, has been fast-tracked to first-team action after Jose Enrique fell out of favour under Brendan Rodgers.
Gomez has impressed, but Rodgers will be aware that he may be putting too much pressure on the 18-year-old's legs.
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