Manchester United are reportedly trying to poach potential scout Stephen Ajewole from Manchester City.
Ajewole has impressed as a recruitment specialist at the Etihad and has reportedly been lined up by United to become their new lead scout for the Under 15-18s.
The Daily Mail add that there is a view from City that the move could leave their intelligence under threat.
Manchester United’s head of youth recruitment David Harrison is believed to be leading the move for Ajewole.
Harrison had also spent time as City before heading to Old Trafford, being the head of European youth scouting for the Blues.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has regularly emphasised the need for good young players at the club.
He previously said: “I think we’ve always been built on youth and young players coming through and there’s always going to be one or two special kids coming through the youth system at Manchester United.
“We do have a couple who I’m sure that we will see in the next couple of years.
“I don’t want to put pressure on them in giving the names now because I don’t think it’s fair but there’s a few that we believe are going to make it as first-team players at Manchester United.
"We're going to continue in the direction we're going in now. We know we need to strengthen the squad with more depth and quality, because we have lost seven very experienced players since I came in.
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"We've signed three good players (Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James), of course, and we've got some young guys up, but we still need more breadth in the squad. When we get those players in, I'm sure we can close the gap."
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