Manchester United are reportedly set to pip Arsenal to the signing of Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
The 17-year-old midfielder has been hailed as the ‘new Luka Modric’ ans is also being tracked by the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
But United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident of seeing off the challenge from his rivals and sign the youngster.
“United have made it clear they are looking at Kovacic in a big way and they think he is a future star,” a source told Goal.com.
“His age and price tag means January will probably be too soon but the feedback is that the player’s preference would be a move to Old Trafford and United are favourites to sign him.”
Dinamo Zagreb have reportedly slapped a £10million price tag on the youngster.