Manchester United are reportedly eager to secure the services of two teenagers.
It is believed that should a player become available during next month's transfer window that could make a significant improvement to the senior squad at Old Trafford, manager Louis van Gaal would be interested in doing business.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Van Gaal also has every intention of ensuring that the club is competitive across all age groups.
The midfielder has represented the Netherlands at youth international level and may make the switch when he turns 16 in January.
The 17-year-old is thought to have trained with United on a frequent basis this year, with a work permit and international clearance said to be the only potential sticking point in a deal.