Douglas Coutinho
Coutinho's agent claims Manchester United are interested.Getty

The agent of Brazilian starlet Douglas Coutinho has revealed he is likely to travel to England to hold talks with Manchester United.

According to the Daily Mail, Louis van Gaal's side are one of three clubs to have closely monitored the 20-year-old forward in recent weeks, along with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, and Monaco.

Reports suggest his club Atletico Paranaense will listen to offers of £7.5m for the youngster whose agent has already been approached by Louis van Gaal's side with formal talks likely to take place next week.

"I had a query about interest and Manchester United," Coutinho's agent Taciano Pimenta said. "Obviously if they want to buy, there interest to sell is there. I go to see if it is official."

Atletico Paranaense's financial problems brought on by debt from their stadium build could force their hand should United make their interest in the player official.

Coutinho has found the back of the net seven times in 26 appearances this season but has failed to score in his last 13 appearances. With Pimenta looking for a new club for his client, Coutinho is expected to be linked with a host of other European clubs over the coming weeks.

United already have a number of young forwards looking to put pressure on the first team trio of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Radamel Falcao. 18-year-old James Wilson is already part of Louis van Gaal's plans having come off the bench in United's last three games.

At Under-21 level, Will Keane continues to push for a first team role while Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez has given his manager something to think about with a stunning return of 11 goals in 12 games while out on loan at Dinamo Zagreb.