Manchester United suffered a blow in their pursuit to land Anderlecht striker David Henen this summer as Inter Milan has now joined the race to sign the Belgian young starlet, reports talkSPORT.
The 16-year-old, who is dubbed as "the Belgian Ronaldo" is linked with a move to the Premier League leaders as Sir Alex Ferguson was preparing a £3.5m to bring Henen to Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Henen has already signed a professional contract last summer and has his current deal with the Belgian champions runs down in 2015. The striker failed to feature regularly for Anderlecht this season and the report claims the situation could force the youngster to make a move away from his current employers.
Inter has already sent their scouts to watch Henen in action and the Italian outfit has long been monitoring the striker for the past few months while United's scouts were also in the stands during Anderlecht U19 side's tie against Lokeren's youth team.
The young starlet had earlier turned down an offer to join United last summer and the Red Devils, along with the Nerazzurri could face a battle to land the Belgain this summer.
Defender Confident on Lifting the League Title
Meanwhile, United defender Phil Jones remains confident that his side will lift their 20 league title, despite their 2-2 draw over West Ham United.
The result has now seen the gap at the top reduce to 13 points after Manchester City won their midweek league tie over Wigan Athletic. United need six more points to seal their Premier League title with five more games remaining in the league this season.
"Definitely. We've got a big game against Aston Villa on Monday night and I'm sure, if we can pick up three points there, it will stand us in great stead for Arsenal. We knew we were going to be put under pressure with a lot of high balls and I think Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] dealt with it well. It was a good point in the end. West Ham are no pushovers with big, strong players and I thought we coped with it," Jones told the club's official website.