Manchester United have contacted Chelsea over a possible move to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko, RMC reports.
The 24-year-old midfielder is back at Stamford Bridge, after spending last season on loan at AC Milan.
However, Bakayoko is not believed to be part of new manager Frank Lampard’s long-term plans.
But United are looking at the possibility of signing him, especially with Paul Pogba’s future uncertain.
They also face competition from Arsenal, with Unai Emery said to be an admirer of the French midfielder.
Bakayoko joined Chelsea for £40m in 2017 from Monaco, but failed to impress in his debut Premier League campaign.