Manchester United have been sending scouts to watch Reece Oxford, according to MirrorFootball.

The 17-year-old has been representing England U19s at the European Championships in Holland this summer, and Jose Mourinho has reportedly sent scouts to watch him.

Oxford has been the subject of increased transfer speculation ever since he arrived on the scene almost 12 months ago as he made his first-team bow in a 2-0 away win against Arsenal.

MirrorFootball claim Man United have already made strong enquiries about Oxford and are long-time admirers of the youngster.

Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig made a shock £10m offer for Oxford in the summer, which the club unsurprisingly turned down.

But the lure of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho could prove too much to ignore for young Oxford, who has two years remaining on his current contract.

It is believed Bilic plans to loan Oxford out this season in order to gain some important first-team football under his belt, with the long-term ambition of him being an important member of the Hammers’ first team.

However, Oxford’s future may depend on whether West Ham can prove to him that he would benefit more from remaining at the club and being part of what is an exciting project, or if the pull of playing for a huge club like Man United ultimately becomes to good to turn down.

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