Manchester United are eyeing a move for Borussia Dortmund youngster Youssoufa Moukoko as an agent battle for his signature opens the door to a potential deal.

That’s according to SportBILD, who explain the situation around the 17-year-old and how it could end up benefitting those interested in him.

They report that Moukoko is weeks away from signing his first professional deal at 18-years-old, a contract that will likely define his future.

The assumption is that he will sign a long-term contract with Dortmund and remain there, having developed at the club in the last few years and recently become the youngest player to score 10 Bundesliga goals with them.

However, a dispute between his father, who is his current legal guardian and the player’s agent Patrick Williams, who represents the Wasserman agency, is causing issues behind the scenes.

Moukoko’s father has accused the agent of being greedy and the developing rift has seen other agencies, such as the Unique Sports Group and Mino Raiola’s collective, to try and wrestle Moukoko away.

They all see the youngster as something of a prized cow as his expiring contract means they could demand a higher signing fee for him. There is also his age and tremendous talent, both of which can secure them big fees in future.

Those agencies also have strong connections to England and know there is interest in the youngster there, with Manchester United are one of the clubs to have ‘their sights set’ on the highly rated youngster.

Any transfer could see his agency pocket €10m plus in fees, with the final figure for Moukoko likely to be over €30m once everything is taken into account.

That’s a figure Manchester United could presumably afford with ease, and would probably be happy to pay for a talent such as Moukoko.

The figures are only increasing, which is not only pricing smaller clubs out of the running but also Dortmund, who could fall victim to the agency dispute developing in the background.