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Manchester United are close to signing Ilias Moutha Sebtaoui from Belgian club Standard Liege Getty

Manchester United are reportedly close to completing the signing of Belgian goalkeeper Ilias Moutha Sebtaoui from Standard Liege.

According to the Daily Mail, the United scouts have been impressed with the young goalkeeper's performance for the Belgian club's youth teams and the Old Trafford club have fast tracked a move for the stopper.

The 16-year-old stopper has been impressive for the Belgian club and was again watched by United scouts when his team played at the Montaigu tournament in France.

Apart from United, the young stopper has attracted the interest of Premier League rivals Tottenham and Serie A club AS Roma, but the Red Devils seem to have beaten the competition to win the race for the player's signature.

The report claims that talks have already taken place and Sebtaoui is poised to join the 20-times English champions on 1 July.

If the youngster completes his move to Old Trafford, it will be the second Belgian moving in the span of a year, after United signed attacking midfielder Indy Boonen from Genk.

Apart from Sebtaoui, United have also been on the trail of plenty of youngsters as they look to boost their youth team setup ahead of next season.

Meanwhile, United defender Phil Jones is confident that the Red Devils can cement their top-four place as they have three more games left to play. Louis van Gaal's team are currently in fourth place, with Liverpool four points behind in fifth and Arsenal five points ahead in third.

"[As a team], we have got a long way to go as there are still three games coming up, three massive games, and we have got to approach it in the right way. I'm sure we can do that and cement that top-four finish," Jones told United's official site.