Manchester United want teenage star Jude Bellingham to fight for a first-team place if he signs for the club this summer, MySportDab reports.
United are also working on signing other youth prospects such as Joe Hugill and Barcelona’s Marc Jurado.
Bellingham has performed well for Birmingham this season, playing 35 matches in the Championship across all competitions despite being 16 years old.
According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United are prepared to offer the teenager first-team football at Old Trafford.
Bellingham has held talks with Manchester United and also recently visited the club’s Carrington training ground, where he met Sir Alex Ferguson.
Birmingham want at least £35million for their star midfielder and he would be the able to join the first team immediately from next season.
Sunderland striker Hugill is also 16-year-old and looks likely to sign for Manchester United but he will still have to progress through the youth ranks at Old Trafford.
United and Sunderland agreed a £250,000 deal for Hugill, a centre-forward who could develop and become a top footballer.
Birmingham City midfielder Bellingham is seen by Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a lifetime talent.
MySportDab understands the 16-year-old midfielder will not join the club’s youth development squad because Solskjaer wants him to immediately challenge for a first-team place.
Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Jude Bellingham as a possible replacement for Jadon Sancho.