Manchester United desperately need to reinforce their squad but have not secured a single signing in the current transfer window.
As per reports, the Red Devils are interested in luring Bilal El Khannouss from Genk and a deal could be possible before the deadline ends next week.
According to an exclusive story covered by FT, Man Utd have set their sights on luring the Morocco international, who is also on the radar of arch rivals, Liverpool.
The news source have mentioned that new Man Utd part owners, Ineos, prepare to secure a solid foundation for the future and are targeting the signing of El Khannouus.
The 19-year-old playmaker’s current contract with the Belgian club will expire in 2027 and it could take a fee of £25.6million (30 million euros) to sign him.
United have FFP concerns to deal with and it is reported that they can sign the teenager if they do offload one or two more players this month.
El Khannouss is a versatile attacker, who mainly likes to play in the central attacking midfield position.
In the current campaign, so far, the youngster has started 18 league games for Genk and directly contributed in 6 goals (3 goals and 3 assists).
He made his debut for Morocco at the World Cup in 2022 and is currently at the African Cup of Nations. El Khannouss is yet to start in the competition but made substitute appearances in all the group games.
The Atlans Lions will face South Africa in the first knockout round of the competition next week.
In your view, should Man Utd bid £25.6million to secure the signing of Bilal El Khannouss?