Manchester United could miss out on the signing of Iceland youngster Isak Bergmann Johannesson.
The 17-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to United, but Juventus could attempt to sign him in the January transfer window, as reported by The Mirror.
Johannesson, who plays for Norrkoping, was born in England and is also being tracked by Liverpool as well as a host of other clubs.
Juventus are set to rival Manchester United for youngster Isak Bergmann Johannesson (left)
It is anticipated that Johannesson, who made his top flight debut in Sweden at the age of 16, would cost £5million with add-ons, which would take the total fee to in excess of £10million.
Johannesson made his first senior appearance for Iceland as a late substitute in the 4-0 defeat to England this week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been monitoring Johannesson but have yet to make an offer
Johannesson could end up signing for Juventus, with Andrea Pirlo’s side interested in him
United are well aware of Johannesson’s quality but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have yet to make an offer for the prospect.
Usually deployed as a central midfielder, Johannesson is also capable of playing as a winger.
Johannesson previously stated that, along with Norrkoping, United is his dream club.
- Man Utd risk losing 17-year-old wonderkid despite Old Trafford "dream" – Mirror Online