Man Utd set to miss out signing of South American No.13 midfielder

Wolves are reportedly preparing to put together a proposal to secure services of River Plate playmaker Enzo Fernandez who has been rumoured with a switch to Man Utd recently.

Head coach Bruno Lage is keen to strengthen in the middle of the pitch this summer, particularly with the future of star man Ruben Neves remaining unresolved.

Wolves are allegedly attempting to securing the services of Sporting Lisbon pair Joao Palhinha and Matheus Nunes, the former for a club-record fee of in excess of £40m.

However, according to ESPN journalist Javier Gil Navarro, Wolves are also interested in winning the hotly-contested race for Fernandez.

The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the top emerging South American talents in his position, already starring in the centre of the pitch for the Argentine giants.

As recently as last month, it was reported that Man Utd, Real Madrid and the Citizens were all admirers of Fernandez and could make an offer of their own this summer.

Man Utd new boss Erik ten Hag has identified Enzo Fernandez as a cheaper alternative to Frenkie de Jong.

In total, 11 goals and nine assists have been contributed from 49 games in all competitions, Fernandez capable of playing as a defensive midfielder or playmaker.

Although Fernandez is yet to represent his national team at senior level, he was called-up to the team back in November, an indication that he is on the radar of Lionel Scaloni ahead of the World Cup.