Manchester United are planning to hijack Chelsea's summer move for Dutch prodigy Marco van Ginkel.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a £15m approach for the Vitesse Arnhem midfielder but, according to the Express, the Red Devils are now keen on snapping up the 20-year-old. The report claims United's chief scout, Jim Lawlor, flew out to Israel to watch the youngster at the European U21 Championship.
Van Ginkel has done little to cool the speculation surrounding his future and has now stated he will make a decision on only after the break. However, the playmaker claims he is unaware of United's interest.
"My future? Now I have a vacation and I'll concentrate on that. After my holiday, we will see. Maybe! Manchester United? I didn't know. I have two more years at Vitesse. It's a club who's growing, so I'm also happy there," Sky Sports quoted van Ginkel as saying.
The youngster came through the Vitesse academy and has been a first team regular for the last three seasons. He scored eight goals from 33 Eredivisie appearances last term.
Meanwhile, Chelsea defender David Luiz feels he has become a much better player since moving to Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian, who signed for the Blues from Benfica in 2011, has been linked with a switch to Barcelona this summer, following his impressive performances last season. And the 26-year-old insists he has improved both technically and tactically at the west London outfit.
"I have become a better player at Chelsea. When you open your mind you learn a lot of things, and I did this in England. From this I have learned to be a better technical and tactical player with Chelsea than I was when I played at Benfica," Luiz stressed.
Whether new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees Luiz as part of his long-term plans at Stamford Bridge is still unclear.