Manchester United are reportedly keen to edge out Arsenal in the race to sign Sunderland youngster Logan Pye.
While he is yet to make his first-team debut for the Black Cats, the 16-year-old is already a regular with the Under-18s, making 13 outings in the Premier League division at that level.
However, the left-back's regular appearances have inevitably led to interest from elsewhere, including the Gunners, who are eager to get a deal for the teenager over the line.
The Sun claims that the North London outfit face strong competition from United, who have identified the left-back as a potential star of the future.
Despite Brandon Williams having recently progressed from the academy to impress in the same position, United are seemingly willing to hand Pye a five-year contract.
Should a deal materialise, Pye would likely spend time in United's youth setup before being considered for the first team.