Krasnodar defender Ognjen Vranjes has revealed that Manchester United have been showing interest in his services.
Manchester United scouts had the player watched in the 2014 World Cup qualifier between Bosnia-Hercegovina and Lithuania played in Zenica, which added fuel to speculation linking the centre-back with a move to Old Trafford.
Vranjes revealed he was informed of the interest by his international teammate and Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko.
“Manchester United scout watched the match in Zenica together with the father of my international teammate (Edin) Dzeko,” the youngster told Serbian newspaper Blic.
“It was Edin who told me about this, but we will see what happens. I still have a contract with Krasnodar which expires next summer.”
Vranjes then confirmed that he had rejected a contract extension from the club because he wanted to test his skills in one of Europe’s top leagues.
This basically means that Manchester United, or any other interest club, would be able to sign him at a cut-back fee in January or on a free transfer next summer.
The 22-year-old centre-back has scored 1 goal in 37 goals for the Russian Premier League outfit, while he has six Bosnia caps to his name.