Manchester United sent scouts the watch over MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli on Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail.
The 17-year-old has worked his way in to the first team at the Stadium:mk appearing in 20 league games so far this season.
Alli started the game against Carlisle but after going 2-0 down before half-time, he was sacrificed at the start of the second half for Sam Baldock.
So it is unlikely the Manchester United scout would have seen the best of the England under-17 international, who has also inspired interest from Arsenal and Liverpool this season.
David Moyes is under pressure to bring in first team recruits following the Red Devil's poor start to the season but the acquisition of Juan Mata has gone some way to allaying those fears.
In Alli, Moyes is looking at a midfielder that is very much for the future with pundits believing he is not quite ready for the upper echelons of the football league.
Despite his tender years, MK Dons want £2m for Alli, but it is thought that the Gunners and Liverpool see that as overpriced.
Arsene Wenger has been on the lookout for young British stars as he continues to see graduates from Arsenal's academy fail to make the grade.
With homegrown rules in full effect in the Premier League it seems Moyes and Brendan Rodgers are following suit, sparking a potential for a bidding war for this potential young star.