Manchester United have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of three possible midfielders to approach in the summer.
An overhaul of the midfield is said to be a key priority for the Red Devils to address in the upcoming transfer window.
According to The Mirror, the Old Trafford outfit have identified Leeds United‘s Kalvin Phillips, West Ham United‘s Declan Rice and Borussia Dortmund‘s Jude Bellingham as their primary targets and are likely to make a move for one of the Englishmen.
Such interest comes ahead of Paul Pogba‘s expected exit from the club, with the French international’s contract expiring in the summer and the two parties yet to agree an extension.
Phillips is reportedly seen as the most achievable and affordable signing, with West Ham manager David Moyes touting a valuation in the region of £150m to take Rice from the London club.
Bellingham, who made the switch to the German giants from Birmingham City in 2020, has consistently been linked with a move back to England and one of its top clubs, with Manchester City and Liverpool also said to be targeting the 18-year-old, who has already made 85 appearances and contributed 10 goals and 17 assists for Der BVB.