SunSport understands that United’s efforts to woo the England sensation, 18, before he moved to Borussia Dortmund may have laid the foundation for a sensational swoop.

The Three Lions midfielder is also being monitored by Chelsea, United and Manchester City.

Legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson turned on the charm in April 2020 when the then 16-year-old was given a tour of United’s training ground along with his parents ahead of a possible move.