Premier League giants Manchester United have a deal in place with Monaco to buy gifted playmaker Bernardo Silva in the future, according to the print version of Spanish newspaper Sport, published online by The Daily Star.

The Portugal international has impressed for club and country over recent times and was the architect of Tottenham Hotspur’s demise in the midweek Champions League clash at Wembley.

The latest report suggests that Barcelona are keeping a close eye on the 22-year-old playmaker and have inquired about his availability.

However, the Catalan giants have been told that Jose Mourinho’s Premier League side have first refusal on Silva if and when Monaco look to sell the Lisbon-born attacker.

United have an affinity with Portuguese figures in recent times, with Cristiano Ronaldo making his name at Old Trafford and Mourinho now manager.

Silva would be an exciting addition at Old Trafford but his introduction would raise question marks over the future of Premier League playmaker Juan Mata, who is a similar player in style and stature.

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