Manchester United are plotting a move for Sheffield United forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the Red Devils look to bolster their youth ranks before the close of the summer transfer window on 31 August.

According to the Daily Mail, the 20-time English champions are considering a £1m ($1.3m) move to bring the Blades youngster to Old Trafford this summer ahead of their participation in the Premier League International Cup this season. United have signed a number of players this summer as they continue to strengthen their youth ranks.

The 19-year-old forward made his debut for the Blades during the 2014/15 campaign, and spent a part of last season on loan with Northampton, where he scored eight goals in 26 appearances to help them earn promotion from League Two. He has, however, made just one appearance for United in League One this season and United are hoping to tempt him to join their reserve side to continue his football development.

Jose Mourinho has allowed a number of fringe players to leave the club this season. United have parted ways with around 14 players, who were part of their youth team and the manager is keen to add players to fill the void left by the departures.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin came into the limelight after impressive performances helped Northampton earn promotion to League One Getty

Nick Powell, Oliver Rathbone, Joe Rothwell, Ashley Fletcher, Paddy McNair, Donald Love and Tyler Blackett were some of the youth team players, who left on a permanent basis, while the likes of Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson, Andreas Pereira and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have left on season-long loans to gain further first-team experience.