Manchester United are set to move for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Alen Halilovic.

The Sunday Mirror says United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is battling it out with Real Madrid for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Halilovic.

The Croatian 16-year-old is already being compared to Luka Modric - who was a United target this summer before moving from Tottenham to Real Madrid - and is being scouted by Europe's top clubs.