Manchester United reportedly met with Barcelona earlier this week to discuss Jean-Clair Todibo.
The 19-year-old continues to be strongly linked with a move away from Camp Nou, having struggled for first-team action since arriving from Toulouse in January.
However, according to Sport, United have entered the race for the centre-back and even held talks with Barca in Spain earlier this week to discuss the possibility of a January deal.
Todibo has only made three appearances for Barca in the first half of the 2019-20 campaign, while he has featured on just five occasions for the club since arriving almost 12 months ago.
United broke the world transfer record for a central defender when they signed Harry Maguire over the summer, and the England international has been paired with Victor Lindelof at the back for the majority of the season.