Manchester United are leading the race to sign highly rated Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to reports.
Chelsea and Manchester City are also keen on signing the talented youngster but are behind United in the race for Tielemans. The 18 year old midfielder has impressed with his stunning style of play and magnificent performances for Anderlecht, scoring 10 goals in 78 appearances for the Belgian outfit.
The Mirror say United are lining up a bid for Tielemans in the January transfer window. The 18 years old is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Europe and has been watched by a host of Premier League clubs- including Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea in the last 12 months.
United appears to be leading the race for the player’s signature as a bid is set to be ready for the youngster who has twice been named Belgium young player of the year. The Red Devils are ready to launch a bid of around £30 Million for the youngster once the January transfer window opens.
Van Gaal sanctioned a similar deal for 19 year old French star, Anthony Martial in the summer and he is proving to be a bargain, so a bid of £30 Million for another 18 year old youngster would be seen as being too much; but could turn out to be a bargain at the long run.