Last updated : 10 January 2007 By Ed

The Sun reports that United have made enquiries about French international midfielder Rio Mavuba as reported in RI's The Word On The Street. His agent, Vincenzo Morabito, said:

"Manchester United and Juventus have asked for him but the situation will depend on a lot of details.

"Bordeaux are an ambitious club attempting to qualify for a second consecutive UEFA Champions League, so it may be easier for Rio to leave in the summer.

"But if a club offer a big sum of money during the January transfer window, we will see if Bordeaux are interested in selling.

"I sincerely think that the summer transfer window will be more interesting for him.

"It is true that the player is followed very closely by clubs in England, but also in Italy."

"That is normal. Rio is a future top-class player and his future lies with a very ambitious European club."