Man United Transfer News: Red Devils To Scout 18-year-old Defender In Champions League Clash

Anibal Vega (L) of Paraguay and Ozan Kabak of Turkey vie for the ball during the group stage football match between Turkey and Paraguay in the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the D.Y.Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on October 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United will be among several scouts expected to attend the Galatasaray clash against Schalke in the Champions League to keep tabs on Ozan Kabak.

A source close to Galatasaray revealed to Turkish-Football, that they are expecting scouts from across Europe to attend, including United.

Inter are also among several high profile clubs set to keep tabs on the youngster.

The 18-year-old defender is expected to start in the Match Day 3 clash against Schalke tonight, replacing the injured Serdar Aziz.

Kabak has started the last two league games for Galatasaray despite his young age and is likely to get the nod against the Bundesliga outfit.

The rising star has attracted widespread interest since breaking into the Galatasaray first-team this term.

The Istanbul based outfit want to extend Kabak’s contract to a five-year deal and increase his salary in order to avoid a repeat situation.

Coincidently, Kabak has said that he wants to play for United in the future should he ever leave Galatasaray.

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“I want to become one of the greats like my idol the legendary Galatasaray captain Bulent Korkmaz,” he told the Tam Saha magazine.

“I want to play for Galatasaray but I have a soft spot for the Premier League and in particular Manchester United.

“I hope my teammate Atalay Babacan get to play there together one day.”

Galatasaray have made it clear that Kabak has been scouted by clubs from Italy and England but refused to mention names and underlined that it is normal for there to be interest but that does not mean they intend to sell anytime soon.