Manchester United are hoping to win the battle for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt by tabling a better offer, according to reports.
Barcelona are said to be keen on landing one of the hottest properties in world football, although both United and Manchester City are also after his signature.
Reports this week suggested that the 19-year-old was heading for the Nou Camp, although a deal has not yet been agreed with his agent Mino Raiola.
That has given both United and City hope they could yet lure the teenager to England, although the former’s failure to qualify for the Champions League could play a major part in De Ligt’s final decision.
Sport (via Sport Witness) claims that De Ligt is still waiting for an improved offer from Barca for his services which has given other potential suitors some hope of landing the Dutchman.
The reports says the Red Devils are now ‘one of the top contenders’ after they ‘significantly improved’ their offer for the player.
United hope De Ligt says ‘yes’ and the report claims their offer is ‘tempting,’ while the Premier League side have made it clear that it will be their last proposal.
If De Ligt rejects the fresh terms then United will move on to other targets as Sport claims the club have gone as far as they can.