Manchester United may have been handed a come-and-get-me plea by one of France's brightest prospects.
Patrice Evra may be heading out of the door this summer at Old Trafford, but a player now at his former club admits he would not mind following in his footsteps.
Layvin Kurzawa, 21, of Monaco, has told French television that he would love to one day play for Manchester United.
Ligue One journalist Chris Peilow tweeted the following, translating his comments:
The left-back situation at Manchester United is very much in flux, with Evra seemingly on his way out and no clear cut candidate to replace him.
United attempted to sign Leighton Baines last summer but he has since signed a new contract with Everton. The club have been linked with Luke Shaw of Southampton but Chelsea are also interested and the Saints are reluctant to sell for anything under £20 million.
Kurzawa is a French under-21 international, and has played 27 games for Monaco this season. In the process he has scored five goals and provided two assists.
He has a contract until 2018 and Monaco are in no need to cash in, although given they are one club linked with signing Evra, that could in turn place doubts over his future.
Then there is also the fact the Ligue 1 club are likely to be playing Champions League football next season, and United are not. Providing Evra does not re-sign in the principality, it would surely be better for Kurzawa's short-term development to continue where he is.
Check him out in action below: