MANCHESTER UNITED are keeping tabs on Galatasaray starlet Ozan Kabak – with Jose Mourinho desperate to bolster his defence.
The 18-year-old has had an impressive season with the Turkish giants, and has been watched by United scouts.
Reuters4 Ozan Kabak is just 18 but is already holding his own for Galatasaray against experienced Super Lig rivals and also impressing European giants
It is understood Gala are looking for around £20m for the youngster, who has also been looked at by Arsenal.
But there are rumours of a £7m buyout clause for clubs outside Turkey.
He has been watched by some of Europe’s elite, with Roma and Inter Milan also interested.
The centre-back is thought to have impressed the Red Devils with his powerful presence in the air.
Getty – Contributor4 Turkish starlet Ozan Kabak would offer Man Utd vital reinforcements in defence
AFP4 Ozan Kabak has shone for his national junior teams and Uefa listed him as one of ten players to watch when he skippered Turkey at the European U-17s Championships
Galatasaray are keen to extend Kabak’s deal and increase his buyout to more than £30m.
Mourinho has suffered a defensive crisis this season with a number of injuries to his key men.
Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly have all suffered setbacks and Luke Shaw has also struggled to stay fit.
Reuters4 Outstanding young centre-back Ozan Kabak made his senior debut for Galatasaray in a 2-0 Super Lig victory over Yeni Malatyaspor in May this year