Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff is on the radar of Manchester United despite playing just nine Premier League games last term.
The Magpies have slapped £50 million on the Englishman’s head, but the Red Devils are only willing to pay half that amount.
Newcastle have since dismissed their initial enquiry, but they could return with a bigger bid later in the window.
The Saint James’ Park outfit have a star on their hands and they have manager Rafa Benitez to thank for blocking Longstaff’s temporary exit last summer, though.
Despite the lack of depth in Newcastle, the midfielder found breaking into the first-team tough.
However, his opportunity finally came five months after Benitez prevented him from leaving on loan.
Longstaff came off the bench in the 4-0 loss to Liverpool in December, and started eight more league games before a knee injury against West Ham United in March ended his campaign.
He is currently with the squad in China where he is in the final stages of his recovery.