Atalanta's teenage striker Manolo Gabbiadini is being tracked by Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson is mulling over a £9million bid for the 19-year-old, who has scored 10 goals in 13 games for Italy's Under 21 side, says the Daily Mail.

Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen are expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer, and the departures of the experienced duo could leave space open in the squad for another promising youngster.

If he decides to make a move, Ferguson could face competition from Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan for Gabbiadini's signature.