Manchester United is yet to sign their desired defender in the current window with Koulibaly, Alderweireld and Manolas deal all seems to be hitting the skids.

However reports have that the Red Devils have beaten Paris Saint Germain and Juventus to signing Amiens youngster Noam Emeran.

The 16yr old has appeared to be a top prospect for European elite teams after his appearance for the French side in youth level.

A number of European side have shown interest in him with Juventus and PSG ranking very high, but the youngster is set to join Manchester United in the Premier League.

When speaking about a potential switch to Old Trafford, Emeran told Le Courrier Picard: “After talking to my family, I think it was the best choice over what I was offered to help reach the top level. Now it’s up to me to do the job to achieve my goals and dreams.”

The transfer could be made official before the end of January.

Meanwhile Manchester United have continued to keep tabs of Fiorentina defender Milenkovic while the Old Trafford club shows interest in Barcelona and Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho.