Borussia Dortmund centre-half Manuel Akanji has opened the door to a potential future move to Manchester United.
Man Utd are eager to add defensive reinforcements as early as this winter, with Jose Mourinho targeting a young centre-half.
Milan Skriniar and Alessio Romagnoli are top of the Portuguese’s wishlist, but both would cost around £40m each.
Mourinho could potentially consider a move for Akanji instead – although he cost Dortmund around £16m when he joined from Basel last January.
“Many know that Manchester United has been my favourite club since childhood,” the 23-year-old said at a press conference on Thursday.
“It would be nice to play there, but that’s not an issue right now.
“I am very satisfied in Dortmund, I want to win titles with BVB and compete in many more big tournaments with the Swiss national teams.”