Manchester United will have a scout at a Copa Libertadores match tonight, according to reports from South America.

Journalist German Garcia Grova says the Red Devils sent an official to Buenos Aires, where he’ll watch River Plate’s match against Fortaleza.

The scouting trip will be to watch the Millonario’s midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who’s been excelling for the Argentine side this season.

Grova still points out that with a contract running until 2025, the youngster is currently protected by River Plate with a release clause worth €20m.

Following that initial report, Argentine journalist César Luis Merlo came up with more information.

He says Manchester United and Real Madrid are the two clubs who follow Fernandez, and there’s ‘no formal offer’ from those clubs, even though there are ‘talks’ from both of them.

He confirms the previous information regarding the Red Devils’ scouting job in tonight’s match, and regarding the release clause, it’s added that it goes up to €25m in the final ten days of the Argentine transfer window.

Fernandez had this week been linked to Manchester City by the English media, and now the Argentine press makes it sound like it’s Manchester United who are getting closer to him.