The report claims that the Toffees are considering making a move for the Turkish intentional midfielder.
United were recently the bookmakers favourite to sign Ozan Tufan with Betstars pricing the Premier League outfit as overwhelming favourites at 15/8 to sign the 21-year-old.
Trading director of Betstars Ian Marmion confirmed that United are leading the race to sign the young midfielder.
“Ozan Tufan impressed for Turkey at Euro 2016 and it’s no surprise that he’s been the subject of much interest from several Premier League clubs,” Marmion was quoted as saying by the Sport Review.
“After a flurry of bets in the last 24 hours, Manchester United have emerged as overwhelming 15/8 favourites to sign him.”
Tufan is widely regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Turkish football and his Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira went as far as to describe him as a new Yaya Toure.
“He still has a lot to learn and that is my job but the world will soon have a central midfielder on the level of Yaya Toure on their hands,” he said speaking on Sport Tv following Turkey’s 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic.
Despite being linked with various Premier League clubs a source close to the player only recently revealed to Turkish-football.com that Fenerbahce do not want to sell Tufan over the summer.
It would take an offer in excess of €20 million for Fenerbahce to consider parting ways with the Turkish international midfielder.