Man United send scouts to watch 24-year-old EPL centre-back ahead of official bid

Manchester United are allegedly tracking the progress of Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson ahead of a potential move for the player in the summer.

According to The Sun, the Red Devils sent a scout to watch the 24-year-old in the Swans’ 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

The newspaper adds that United will be joined by Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the race for the defender, who has shown promise in South Wales this season.

The player was one of a host of fresh faces to earn an England call-up for the Three Lions’ games against the Netherlands and Italy in March, with Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook also selected by manager Gareth Southgate.

Mawson has made 32 Premier League appearances for Swansea this term, scoring two goals.

Meanwhile, AS Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United.

Manager Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on making changes in the full-back areas, with the futures of Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian both in doubt ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to Le10Sport, Mourinho has identified Sidibe as one of his desired incomings and contact has already been made regarding a transfer.

The 25-year-old is currently nearing the end of his second campaign at Stade Louis II, with 73 appearances being made in all competitions.

However, while departures are expected at the Ligue 1 outfit ahead of next season, Monaco remain in a strong position regarding the French international due to four years remaining on his contract.