Inter Milan fullback Yuto Nagatomo is excited about interest from Manchester United.

The Japan international has been watched by United scouts this month and is aware of their interest, along with Real Madrid.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson sees Nagatomo as a potential successor for Patrice Evra and is attracted to his versatility, with the 26 year-old also capable of playing in an attacking role.

Indeed, Milan sources say Ferguson could sign Shinji Kagawa's national teammate as a replacement not for Evra, but for Nani.