Ross Barkley has been a hot topic in the Premier League since a couple of seasons now and with his situation with Ronald Koeman at the moment not as clear as one would want it to be, it has attracted the interested of 5 teams in the Premier League towards him, including Manchester United.
The England midfielder has had a topsy turvy time as an Everton player under Koeman with being forced to the bench at times and that might be the reason for him not rushing into extending his current contract which expires in 2018 and as Daily Star reported, keeping his options open.
A transfer battle could be on the verge of happening as other big boys namely Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and the blue half of Manchester all seem up for getting the player into their squad if the chance comes begging.
However, apart from Barkley, the Red Devils have also scouted West Ham winger Antonio, according to reports from The People, but are not the only team in that race either with Chelsea and Everton also interested in a possible deal for a player worth 8 goals and 5 assists already this season.
“He is a player who came last season to us and he has improved a lot,” Bilic said when asked about the player’s situation last month as he remains hopeful of getting a contract extension signed as soon as possible.
Manchester United also scouted 2 players in Porto’s 2-0 win over Vitoria Guimaraes this weekend according to reports in Portugal, namely Andre Silva as a forward option and the defender Danilo Pereira.