Manchester United have had a bid rejected for Chilean starlet Alexis Sanchez, according to the player's agent.
The 19-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young midfielders in South America and he played a major role in helping River Plate to the Argentine championship.
Sanchez is owned by Udinese, but he has never played for the Italians after signing from Cobreloa in 2006, instead he has been loaned back to his native continent, firstly with Colo-Colo and latterly with River.
River are desperate for him to return and have opened talks with Udinese, but they are not the only team interested with United seemingly impressed by the left winger's talents.
Reports are suggesting that United could very well see Sanchez as the long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, whose future at Old Trafford remains in the balance.