Manchester United are interested in signing 20-year-old Brazilian striker Douglas Coutinho, according to the Daily Express website.
The Atletico Pararanaense star has hit seven goals in 25 appearances in the Brazilian league and United scouts have been impressed by his form.
Coutinho’s agent is aware of the interest from Louis van Gaal and is ready to meet club officials to thrash out a deal.
Taciano Pimenta, the agent, said: “I had a query about interest and Manchester United. Obviously if they want to buy, the interest to sell is there. I go to see if it’s official.”