Manchester United have been in contact with Mino Raiola over a move for one of his rising stars, claims a report.
The Daily Star report that United have enquired about Roma starlet Riccardo Calafiorim who is one of the infamous agent’s rising stars.
The 18-year-old left-back has worked his way through the youth system at Roma and is under contract until 2022.
Calafiori has four goals and two assists in 13 games with the youth team this season and United scouts have been impressed with the Rome-born defender.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on the player, but the Giallorossi are hoping to keep him in Serie A by offering him a new contract.
The tabloid claim Calafiori “has been offered a bumper new contract in a bid to convince him to stay” while Roma have tempted him with a place in the first-team squad next season.
That has not stopped United speaking to Raiola, who also represents Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard.
Relations between the two parties is not understood to be too harmonious with numerous recent disagreements over the futures of the United pair.
The Athletic claimed recently that Raiola was worried that Lingard needed to be shown more support by United staff following his poor form this season, while Pogba’s future has sparked a war of words between the agent and United.
Raiola expressed his client’s love for Italy following speculation linking the Frenchman with a return to Juventus, before Solskjaer insisted that Pogba remained a United player.
In response, Raiola then posted a lengthy Twitter message to Solskjaer urging the Norwegian to re-think his interpretation of his comments in a public war of words.
Just how United’s approach for Calafiori has been received by Raiola remains to be seen, but United have targeted the Roma Primavera prospect.