MANCHESTER UNITED are at risk of missing out on the signing of 15-year-old defender Willy Kambwala, according to reports.
Old Trafford transfer chiefs are believed to have made an offer of just under £1million for the highly-rated teen earlier this month.
Kambwala plays in central defence for Ligue 2 side FC Sochaux – who rejected the offer.
United are reported to have been interested in France Under-16s star Kambwala for “several weeks”.
But respected French journalist Loic Tanzi claims Sochaux have absolutely no intention of letting their star man go.
He claims the club have offered him a “project with a professional signing in the coming weeks”.
Kambwala – who can also operate as a defensive midfielder – still has two years remaining on his current deal.
Get French Football claim the player is interested in joining United’s famed academy.
But equally, he does not want to leave the club that have turned him into a potential world-beater.
That report goes onto add that Sochaux will not budge unless United double their offer.
Premier League champions Liverpool are also believed to be interested in the prodigy.
Neither side can sign the teenager until the end of August, which is when he turns 16.