Rafa Silva
Rafa Silva is a transfer target for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur Getty

Manchester United are considering a move in signing Braga winger Rafa Silva this summer, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The Old Trafford club are in search of a winger when the transfer window re-opens after the end of the season. Louis van Gaal has set his sights on Silva and has sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old in action.

His club form saw him being included in Portugal's 23-man squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. The winger has a release clause of €20m (£14.6m, $21.5m), which could be a road block for United in making an approach for the player's signature.

United are not the only club who are interested in signing the Portuguese international. The Evening Standard claims that the Red Devils' league rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also in the frame in landing the player.

The north London club have also had their scouts watch the player. Silva's style of play has seen him being compared to Chelsea star Eden Hazard. It should be seen whether United or Tottenham will secure the winger's services as they are likely to enter into a transfer battle after the end of this campaign.

The Evening Standard report also suggests Silva's asking price can be reduced and this could be an encouragement for both the teams, who are in the race to sign him.

Meanwhile, United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he was surprised to see Tottenham star Harry Kane to make an instant impact for England. The 21-year-old made his senior debut during the Euro 2016 qualifier during 4-0 win over Lithuania and he scored for the Three Lions just 79 seconds after coming from the substitute's bench.

"It's incredible, really. You can feel the excitement around the country. You could tell when he came on everyone wanted him there, and we are all delighted for him," Rooney explained.

"He's an exciting player. I said to him when I came off, 'Go and get yourself a goal' - but even he didn't think he'd score so quick!"